Nonpublic service companies, certain; conveyance of right-of-way usage. (SB792)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Conveyance of right-of-way usage to certain nonpublic service companies. Allows a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization to obtain a land use permit from the Department of Transportation to use rights-of-way to operate a wholesale open-access fiber network. This bill is identical to HB 1271. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103864D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB792)
02/05/2020Reported from Judiciary (8-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2020Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Placed on Calendar
02/18/2020Read first time
02/18/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/18/2020Referred from General Laws
02/18/2020Referred to Committee on Communications, Technology and Innovation
02/24/2020Reported from Communications, Technology and Innovation (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Read second time
02/27/2020Read third time
02/27/2020Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/27/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB792ER)
03/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB792ER)
03/05/2020Signed by President
03/05/2020Signed by Speaker
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1027 (effective 7/1/20)
04/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1027)