Public utilities; gas pipelines prohibited in residential subdivisions. (HB1934)

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public utilities; gas pipelines in residential subdivisions. Prohibits a public service corporation or other utility from constructing or installing a gas pipeline greater than 12 inches in diameter under any public road or state highway within a residential subdivision including under the median or any sidewalk running parallel to any such public road or state highway without prior written application and approval by the board of supervisors or other governing body of the locality in which such public road or state highway is located. Violations of the prohibitions are subject to a penalty of $10,000 per each day of noncompliance. The bill also provides that any land use permit or other permit or any grant of use of right-of-way issued prior to July 1, 2021, by any agency or department of the Commonwealth, including the Department of Transportation, or of any locality, in connection with the construction or installation of any pipeline subject to the provisions of this bill, shall be void until the public service company or other utility has met the requirements of this bill. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100166D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/14/2021Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3
01/18/2021Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 4-N)
02/05/2021Left in Labor and Commerce