Electric transmission lines; approval process. (SB418)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric transmission lines; approval process.  Eliminates the requirement that an electric transmission line of 138 kV obtain State Corporation Commission approval, based on findings that the line is needed and that its corridor or route will reasonably minimize adverse impact on the scenic assets, historic districts, and environment of the area concerned, if a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the line is not required. The measure provides that such a certificate is not required for such a line if the public utility has obtained approval pursuant to requirements regarding local planning commission approval of the comprehensive plan and applicable local zoning ordinances by the locality or localities in which the transmission line will be located.


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103445D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/18/2012Impact statement from SCC (SB418)
01/23/2012Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2012Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2012Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/16/2012Reported from Commerce and Labor (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Read second time
02/21/2012Passed by for the day
02/22/2012Read third time
02/22/2012Passed House (97-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/22/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB418ER)
02/27/2012Impact statement from SCC (SB418ER)
02/27/2012Signed by Speaker
02/28/2012Signed by President
03/20/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 284 (effective 7/1/12)
03/20/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0284)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB587.