Electrical transmission lines; effect on scenic assets, historic resources, and environment. (HB665)

Introduced By

Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


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 kilovolts or more, to determine that the corridor or route chosen for the line will avoid or reasonably minimize adverse impact to the greatest extent reasonably practicable on the scenic assets, historic resources recorded with the Department of Historic Resources, and environment of the area concerned. 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 »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102992D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/15/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB665)
01/16/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3
01/30/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (10-Y 0-N)
02/04/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce with amendments (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Read first time
02/06/2020Read second time
02/06/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB665E
02/06/2020Printed as engrossed 20102992D-E
02/07/2020Read third time and passed House (88-Y 12-N)
02/07/2020VOTE: Passage (88-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/14/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB665E)
03/02/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-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)
03/12/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB665ER)
03/12/2020Signed by Speaker
03/12/2020Signed by President
03/13/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB665ER)
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
03/25/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 450 (effective 7/1/20)
03/25/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0450)

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