Phase I or Phase II electric utilities; provision of broadband capacity. (SB1413)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from co-patron Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


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 HB 2304. Read the Bill »


03/25/2021: signed by governor


01/13/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102940D
01/13/2021Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/22/2021Impact statement from SCC (SB1413)
01/25/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2021Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021Committee substitute printed 21103666D-S1
01/27/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Read second time
01/28/2021Reading of substitute waived
01/28/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103666D-S1
01/28/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1413S1
01/29/2021Read third time and passed Senate (28-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Passed Senate (28-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Impact statement from SCC (SB1413S1)
02/02/2021Placed on Calendar
02/02/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Labor and Commerce
02/11/2021Reported from Labor and Commerce with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Read second time
02/16/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/16/2021Read third time
02/16/2021Committee amendments agreed to
02/16/2021Amendments by Delegate Ward agreed to
02/16/2021Engrossed by House as amended
02/16/2021Passed House with amendments (97-Y 2-N)
02/16/2021VOTE: Passage (97-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021House amendments agreed to by Senate (37-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1413ER)
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/23/2021Impact statement from SCC (SB1413ER)
02/24/2021Signed by Speaker
02/25/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 25, 2021
02/25/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/25/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 370 (effective 7/1/21)
03/25/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0370)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2304.

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