Natural gas utilities; upstream supply infrastructure projects. (HB949)

Introduced By

Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville) with support from co-patron Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Natural gas utilities; upstream supply infrastructure projects. Authorizes a natural gas utility to recover eligible costs of eligible natural gas supply infrastructure projects. A plan for recovery of such costs may provide the utility with an option to receive the gas or sell the gas at market prices. The measure also (i) provides that the transportation of natural gas by pipeline, without providing service to end users within the territory, shall not be considered operating in the territory of another certificate holder; (ii) bars the State Corporation Commission from approving the construction of a natural gas compressor station in an area without the locality's certification only if the area is zoned exclusively for residential use; and (iii) expands the definition of a strategic natural gas facility to include a natural gas transmission company that adds design day deliverability or designed send out of at least 100,000 dekaTherms per day in the aggregate. The bill exempts open season capacity acquisitions or releases between a public service company and an affiliated interest from the requirement that the Commission approve contracts entered into by a public service company. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103407D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/23/2014Impact statement from SCC (HB949)
01/28/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2014Committee substitute printed 14104232D-H1
01/30/2014Read first time
01/31/2014Read second time
01/31/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104232D-H1
01/31/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB949H1
02/03/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/04/2014Impact statement from SCC (HB949H1)
02/24/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/27/2014Read third time
02/27/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB949ER)
03/04/2014Signed by Speaker
03/05/2014Impact statement from SCC (HB949ER)
03/07/2014Signed by President
04/03/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 507 (effective 7/1/14)
04/03/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0507)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 35 seconds.