Land use permits; issuance by Department of Transportation. (HB698)

Introduced By

Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of General Services; conveyances of right-of-way usage to certain nonpublic service companies by the Department of Transportation. Allows the Virginia Department of Transportation (Department) to issue land use permits to the owner of a private residence or business for water and sewer service to cross the Department's right-of-way when no viable alternative exists to provide potable water or to transfer sewer effluent to a qualified drain field as long as the utilities are marked in accord with requirements established by the Department. Currently, the Department may issue land use permits only to a public service company, a company owning or operating an interstate natural gas pipeline, a franchised cable television systems operator, a company that has registered as an operator and has provided proper notification, or a person providing utility service solely for his own agricultural or residential use when the utilities are located on the property owned by the person. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104497D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/23/2018Reported from Commerce and Labor (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2018Read first time
01/26/2018Read second time and engrossed
01/29/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/29/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/16/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB698)
02/19/2018Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Read third time
02/22/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB698ER)
02/26/2018Signed by Speaker
02/28/2018Signed by President
03/01/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB698ER)
03/02/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 2, 2018
03/02/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 9, 2018
03/09/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 270 (effective 7/1/18)
03/09/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0270)