Utility crossings; localities, etc., whose facilities are to be crossed shall cooperate with other. (HB978)

Introduced By

Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public utility definition in PPTA and PPEA. Defines a public utility within the Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995 and the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002. The bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/08/14 14101425D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/14/2014Impact statement from SCC (HB978)
01/21/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2014Committee substitute printed 14104280D-H1
01/23/2014Read first time
01/23/2014Impact statement from SCC (HB978)
01/24/2014Passed by for the day
01/24/2014Impact statement from SCC (HB978H1)
01/27/2014Read second time
01/27/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104280D-H1
01/27/2014Emergency clause deleted
01/27/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB978H1
01/28/2014Read third time and passed House (81-Y 16-N)
01/28/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (81-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/24/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2014Committee substitute printed 14105007D-S1
02/26/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/27/2014Read third time
02/27/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/27/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14105007D-S1
02/27/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB978S1
02/27/2014Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/28/2014Placed on Calendar
03/03/2014Senate substitute agreed to by House 14105007D-S1 (90-Y 2-N)
03/03/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (90-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB978ER)
03/06/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB978ER)
03/06/2014Signed by Speaker
03/09/2014Signed by President
03/10/2014Signed by President
04/01/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 474 (effective 7/1/14)
04/01/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0474)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.