Electrical transmission line siting; SCC to hold hearing when requested by locality. (SB136)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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 »


Bill Has Passed


12/29/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101617D
12/29/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/10/2016Impact statement from SCC (SB136)
02/08/2016Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2016Placed on Calendar
02/15/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/18/2016Reported from Commerce and Labor (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2016Read second time
02/22/2016Read third time
02/22/2016Passed House (98-Y 0-N 2-A)
02/22/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/23/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB136ER)
02/23/2016Signed by President
02/23/2016Signed by Speaker
02/23/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/23/16
02/23/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 1, 2016
02/25/2016Impact statement from SCC (SB136ER)
03/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 192 (effective 7/1/16)
03/01/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0192)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB283 and HB533.