Electrical transmission lines; SCC to consider impact on historic resources. (HB908)

Introduced By

Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall), Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly), and Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electrical transmission lines; effect on historic resources. Requires the State Corporation Commission (SCC), prior to approving the construction of any electrical transmission lines of 138 kV or more, to determine that the corridor or route chosen for the line will avoid any adverse impact on the scenic assets, historic resources, and environment of the area concerned. If the SCC determines that no route or corridor exists that can avoid any such adverse impact, the SCC is directed to choose the corridor or route that minimizes such adverse impacts to the greatest extent reasonably practicable. Currently, the SCC is required to determine that such a line's corridor or route will reasonably minimize adverse impact on the scenic assets, historic districts, and environment of the area concerned. Read the Bill »


02/11/2016: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102632D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/19/2016Assigned to sub: Special Subcommittee on Energy
01/19/2016Assigned C & L sub: Special Subcommittee on Energy
01/19/2016Impact statement from SCC (HB908)
02/09/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 2-N)
02/11/2016Continued to 2017 in Commerce and Labor