Virginia - HB 1766 - 2017

To amend and reenact § 56-265.2 of the Code of Virginia, relating to State Corporation Commission approval of utility facilities.

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Infrastructure

Added On: 02-10-2017
Updated On: 06-23-2017
Status: Enacted
Primary Sponsor: Gregory D. Habeeb (House/Republican)





Companion Bills (1)

Actions (19)

  • 01-09-2017 - Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
  • 01-09-2017 - Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101914D
  • 01-19-2017 - Read first time
  • 01-20-2017 - Read second time and engrossed
  • 01-23-2017 - Passed by for the day
  • 01-24-2017 - Read third time and passed House (67-Y 30-N 1-A)
  • 01-25-2017 - Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
  • 01-25-2017 - Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02-16-2017 - Engrossed by Senate as amended
  • 02-16-2017 - Read third time
  • 02-16-2017 - Reading of amendment waived
  • 02-20-2017 - Placed on Calendar
  • 02-20-2017 - Senate amendment agreed to by House (60-Y 34-N 1-A)
  • 02-23-2017 - Enrolled
  • 02-23-2017 - Signed by Speaker
  • 02-24-2017 - Signed by President
  • 02-28-2017 - Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
  • 02-28-2017 - Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
  • 03-24-2017 - Approved by Governor-Chapter 728 (effective 7/1/17)

Votes (9)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
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No
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Passed
01-17-2017Reported from Commerce and LaborHouse1810yes
01-24-2017Read third time and passed HouseHouse67301yes
02-13-2017Reported from Commerce and LaborSenate1020yes
02-15-2017Constitutional reading dispensedSenate4000yes
02-16-2017Amendment by Senator Stuart agreed toSenate26130yes
02-16-2017Amendment by Senator Stuart reconsideredSenate4000yes
02-16-2017Amendment by Senator Stuart agreed toSenate22180yes
02-16-2017Passed Senate with amendmentSenate3280yes
02-20-2017Senate amendment agreed to by HouseHouse60341yes

News (3)

Bill that would allow utilities to sidestep local zoning passes House - Richmond.com
Published by richmond.com
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 23:08:20 GMT

A bill that would allow utilities to avoid local zoning and planning restrictions for substations and other “associated facilities” that accompany 138-kilovolt transmission lines was passed by the House of Delegates on Tuesday, over the objections of ...

New power utility bill sparks concern in Nelson County - The Charlottesville Newsplex
Published by newsplex.com
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:02:43 GMT

HB 1766 got overwhelming support in the House Tuesday, passing with a 67-30 vote. The bill amends part of the Utility Facilities Act in Virginia. Under the bill, the only approval a power utility would need to get in order to build a transmission line ...

Virginia lawmakers advance transmission bill allowing utilities to skirt local zoning regulations - Utility Dive
Published by utilitydive.com
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:03:56 GMT

Virginia's House of Delegates has advanced a bill (H.B. 1766) that would ease the siting of transmission lines, a measure specifically aimed at helping Appalachian Power install local equipment. The measure would allow the "associated facilities ...