Electric utilities; expands existing broadband capacity pilot program. (HB1923)

Introduced By

Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Candi King (D-Woodbridge), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)

Progress

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

Description

Electric utilities; broadband capacity pilot program. Expands an existing pilot program under which Dominion Energy and Appalachian Power are authorized to provide or make available broadband capacity to Internet service providers in areas of the Commonwealth that are unserved by broadband to include municipal Internet service providers. The current program is restricted to nongovernmental Internet service providers. This bill is identical to SB 1334. Read the Bill »

Status

08/05/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Commerce and Labor Committee

History

DateAction
01/10/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101272D
01/10/2021Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/14/2021Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3
01/15/2021Impact statement from SCC (HB1923)
01/18/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
01/19/2021Reported from Labor and Commerce (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2021Read first time
01/21/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/22/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/22/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
01/25/2021Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Read third time
02/18/2021Reading of amendments waived
02/18/2021Committee amendments agreed to
02/18/2021Passed by temporarily
02/18/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/18/2021Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021Placed on Calendar
02/22/2021Senate amendments agreed to by House (97-Y 1-N)
02/22/2021VOTE: Adoption (97-Y 1-N)
02/25/2021Enrolled
02/25/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1923ER)
02/25/2021Signed by President
02/26/2021Impact statement from SCC (HB1923ER)
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/25/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 356 (effective 7/1/21)
03/25/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0356)