Natural gas companies; right to enter upon property. (SB1169)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Natural gas companies; right to enter upon property. Conditions a natural gas utility's exercise of its authority to enter upon the property of a landowner without his permission upon the adoption by the local governing body of the city or county in which the property is located expressing support for the gas line or works. The governing body may only adopt such a resolution if it finds that locating the line or works within the locality is consistent with its comprehensive plan and that there exists a demonstrated public need for the line or works. Amends § 56-49.01, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102840D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/21/2015Impact statement from SCC (SB1169)
02/09/2015Stricken at request of Patron in Commerce and Labor (12-Y 0-N 3-A) (see vote tally)