Electrical transmission line siting; hearing requested by locality. (HB533)

Introduced By

Del. John Bell (D-Chantilly) with support from co-patron Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)

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 Failed

History

DateAction
01/09/2016Committee
01/09/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102542D
01/09/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/14/2016Impact statement from SCC (HB533)
01/19/2016Assigned to sub: Special Subcommittee on Energy
01/19/2016Assigned C & L sub: Special Subcommittee on Energy
02/09/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Commerce and Labor

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB136 and HB283.