Electric utilities; broadband capacity. (HB1280)

Introduced By

Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol) with support from co-patron Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Electric utilities; broadband capacity. Authorizes an electric utility to lease to any third party that is a wholesaler and that is not a government-owned broadband authority, for the purposes of providing broadband connectivity. The leases may extend in length beyond the end of the pilot program under which the utility provides broadband capacity to nongovernmental Internet service providers in areas of the Commonwealth unserved by broadband. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/08/2020Committee
01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102480D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3
01/17/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1280)
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/28/2020Committee substitute printed 20106422D-H1
01/28/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Read first time
01/31/2020Read second time
01/31/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106422D-H1
01/31/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1280H1
02/03/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/03/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/04/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1280H1)
03/02/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Read third time
03/05/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2020Enrolled
03/12/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1280ER)
03/12/2020Signed by Speaker
03/12/2020Signed by President
03/13/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1280ER)
03/17/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 17, 2020
03/17/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/06/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 752 (effective 7/1/20)
04/06/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0752)

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