SB72: Electric distribution lines; minimum height upon or over agricultural land.


VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY -- CHAPTER
An Act to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 4 of Chapter 10 of Title 56 a section numbered 56-256.1, relating to the height of electric power distribution lines over agricultural land.
[S 72]
Approved

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 4 of Chapter 10 of Title 56 a section numbered 56-256.1 as follows:

§ 56-256.1. Height of electric power distribution lines over agricultural land.

Unless placement at a greater height is required pursuant to § 56-466 or other applicable law, any electric distribution line that is installed, either as a new line or as a replacement for an existing line, on or after July 1, 2018, by or for an electric utility upon or over land upon which agricultural operations, as defined in § 3.2-300, are conducted shall be placed at a height that is not less than the minimum height requirement that applies to the placement of electric distribution lines above road crossings.

SENATE BILL NO. 72

Offered January 10, 2018
Prefiled December 1, 2017
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 4 of Chapter 10 of Title 56 a section numbered 56-256.1, relating to the height of electric power distribution lines over agricultural land.
Patron-- Cosgrove

Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 4 of Chapter 10 of Title 56 a section numbered 56-256.1 as follows:

§ 56-256.1. Height of electric power distribution lines over agricultural land.

Unless placement at a greater height is required pursuant to § 56-466 or other applicable law, any electric distribution line that is installed, either as a new line or as a replacement for an existing line, on or after July 1, 2018, by or for an electric utility upon or over land upon which agricultural operations, as defined in § 3.2-300, are conducted shall be placed at a height that is not less than the minimum height requirement that applies to the placement of electric distribution lines above road crossings.