Utility easements; encroachments. (SB470)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Utility easements; encroachments. Declares that the damages to which a provider of utility services is entitled when the owner of the servient tract improves, occupies, or otherwise encroaches on an easement in which the provider has utility facilities shall be determined only on the basis of (i) any reduction in the value of such easement as a result of such construction, occupation, or other encroachment and (ii) the additional costs reasonably anticipated to be incurred by the entity in its provision of utility services. If the owner of the servient tract and the provider are unable to agree upon the appropriate amount of damages, either party may request the State Corporation Commission to determine the amount. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102331D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/14/2020Impact statement from SCC (SB470)
01/17/2020Assigned C&L sub: Energy
01/27/2020Stricken at request of Patron in Commerce and Labor (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)

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