Phase I or Phase II electric utilities; petitions to provide broadband capacity. (HB2304)

Introduced By

Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt) with support from co-patrons Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), and Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Provision of broadband capacity by Phase I or Phase II electric utilities. Makes permanent the pilot program under which a Phase I or Phase II electric utility is permitted to petition the State Corporation Commission to provide broadband capacity to unserved areas of the Commonwealth. The bill expands the program to allow for the participation of municipalities and government-owned broadband authorities. The bill provides that investor-owned electric utilities may recover costs of and revenue generated from providing broadband capacity that serves as an electric grid transformation project in areas unserved by broadband, as defined in the bill. The bill also consolidates the State Corporation Commission petition approval process into one hearing. This bill is identical to SB 1413. Read the Bill »


03/25/2021: signed by governor


01/19/2021Presented and ordered printed 21102868D
01/19/2021Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/22/2021Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3
01/25/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (10-Y 0-N)
01/26/2021Reported from Labor and Commerce with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2021Read first time
01/28/2021Read second time
01/28/2021Committee amendments agreed to
01/28/2021Engrossed by House as amended HB2304E
01/28/2021Printed as engrossed 21102868D-E
01/29/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/29/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2021Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/04/2021Impact statement from SCC (HB2304E)
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 substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Committee substitute printed 21104404D-S1
02/17/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21204404D-S1
02/18/2021Read third time
02/18/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/18/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21104404D-S1
02/18/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2304S1
02/18/2021Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021Placed on Calendar
02/22/2021Senate substitute agreed to by House 21104404D-S1(99-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021VOTE: Adoption (99-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Impact statement from SCC (HB2304S1)
02/25/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2304ER)
02/25/2021Signed by President
02/26/2021Impact statement from SCC (HB2304ER)
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 369 (effective 7/1/21)
03/25/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0369)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1413.