Electrical transmission lines; underground placement. (HB2334)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas) with support from co-patron Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electrical transmission lines; underground placement. Requires the State Corporation Commission (SCC), when making a determination about the method of installation of an electrical transmission line of 138 kilovolts or more, to require that the line be installed underground if the SCC determines that the incremental costs of placing or installing the line underground are less than the damage to affected properties. The damage to affected properties is the aggregate of the net diminution in the fair market value of all parcels of real property located within one-half mile of any point on the proposed route or corridor resulting from the overhead installation of the line. If the SCC requires the line to be installed underground, the utility may recover the costs of the underground placement of the line through a rate adjustment clause that provides that such costs shall be assigned to its Virginia jurisdictional customers. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/23/2015Presented and ordered printed 15103770D
01/23/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/27/2015Assigned C & L sub: Special Subcommittee on Energy
01/29/2015Impact statement from SCC (HB2334)
02/10/2015Left in Commerce and Labor