Underground utility lines; Fairfax County. (SB1385)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patron Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
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Signed by Governor
Became Law


Underground utility lines; Fairfax County. Removes the sunset on a pilot program allowing a locality that has adopted the urban county executive form of government (Fairfax County) to request an electric utility to place underground electric distribution lines as part of a transportation infrastructure improvement project and changes a number of provisions in the program including (i) expanding the scope to include electric cooperatives, telecommunications providers, cable providers, and other utilities; (ii) making discretionary the requirement that the utility and locality enter into an agreement for certain terms; (iii) placing additional limits on the levy to fund the project and the types of projects for which it may be imposed; and (iv) authorizing the locality to secure necessary permits on behalf of the utility or provider. Read the Bill »


01/12/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Local Government Committee


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102804D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Local Government

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