Electrical transmission line siting; hearing requested by locality. (HB283)

Introduced By

Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge), Del. John Bell (D-Chantilly), Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester), Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall), Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon), Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Electrical transmission line siting; hearing requested by locality. Requires the State Corporation Commission (SCC) to hold at least one hearing in the area that would be affected by construction of an electrical transmission line of 138 kV or more, upon the request of the governing body of any county or municipality through which the line is proposed to be built. Currently the SCC is required to conduct a hearing in the affected area if requested by 20 or more interested parties. The measure also provides that the affected localities are given the same protections whenever a significantly different route is deemed desirable by the SCC. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/01/2016Committee
01/01/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102893D
01/01/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/10/2016Impact statement from SCC (HB283)
01/19/2016Assigned to sub: Special Subcommittee on Energy
01/19/2016Assigned C & L sub: Special Subcommittee on Energy
02/09/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 4-N)
02/11/2016Reported from Commerce and Labor (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/16/2016Read third time and passed House (97-Y 0-N 2-A)
02/16/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-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)
02/29/2016Enrolled
02/29/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB283ER)
02/29/2016Signed by Speaker
03/01/2016Impact statement from SCC (HB283ER)
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 276 (effective 7/1/16)
03/07/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0276)

Video

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 50 seconds.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

283, A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACF ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION LINES.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE GENTLEMAN FROM LOUDOUN.

[Unknown]: I THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE, HOUSE BILL 283 IS A MODEST PROPOSAL, SIMPLY PROVIDING THAT WHEN AN ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION LINE IS PROPOSED BY A UTILITY AND IT'S FILED WITH THE STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION, THE COMMISSION WILL HOLD A HEARING IN THE AFFECTED LOCALITY, IF SO REQUESTED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE COUNTY OR MR. SPEAKER, AS YOU AND MANY MUNICIPALITY. MEMBERS OF THE BODY KNOW, I FILED ANOTHER BILL IN THIS SESSION TO PROTECT LISTED HISTORIC RESOURCES FROM BEING IMPACTED BY TRANSMISSION LINES AND I JUST THOUGHT I'D ADVISE THE BODY THAT THIS BILL IS NOT THAT BILL. I WOULD MOVE THAT THIS BILL BE

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB136 and HB533.