State Corporation Commission; interstate gas pipeline safety program. (HB1261)

Introduced By

Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem) with support from co-patrons Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), and Del. Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Corporation Commission; interstate gas pipeline safety program. Authorizes the State Corporation Commission (SCC) to seek delegation from the U.S. Secretary of Transportation (the Secretary) of authority to implement the safety inspection provisions of the federal Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968. The federal Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration has jurisdiction over interstate gas pipeline safety programs. If the Secretary agrees, the SCC will be responsible for conducting the program in the Commonwealth. The SCC's authority to conduct safety inspections of interstate gas pipelines will commence the July 1 following the date the SCC receives its delegation of authority from the Secretary. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/20/2016Presented and ordered printed 16103336D
01/20/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/28/2016Assigned to sub: Special Subcommittee on Energy
01/28/2016Assigned C & L sub: Special Subcommittee on Energy
02/04/2016Impact statement from SCC (HB1261)
02/09/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (13-Y 0-N)
02/11/2016Reported from Commerce and Labor (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/16/2016Read third time and passed House (96-Y 1-N 2-A)
02/16/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 1-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/22/2016Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Read third time
02/25/2016Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1261ER)
02/29/2016Signed by Speaker
03/01/2016Impact statement from SCC (HB1261ER)
03/03/2016Signed by President
03/04/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/4/16
03/04/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 11, 2016
03/07/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 261 (effective 7/1/16)
03/07/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0261)


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 20 seconds.