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HB 665

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 06, 2020
  • Passed House Feb 07, 2020
  • Passed Senate Mar 05, 2020
  • Governor

Electrical transmission lines; effect on scenic assets, historic resources, and environment.

Abstract

Electrical transmission lines; effect on historic resources. Requires the State Corporation Commission (SCC), prior to approving the construction of any electrical transmission lines of 138 kilovolts or more, to determine that the corridor or route chosen for the line will avoid or reasonably minimize adverse impact to the greatest extent reasonably practicable on the scenic assets, historic resources recorded with the Department of Historic Resources, and environment of the area concerned. Currently, the SCC is required to determine that such a line's corridor or route will reasonably minimize adverse impact on the scenic assets, historic districts, and environment of the area concerned.

Electrical transmission lines; effect on historic resources. Requires the State Corporation Commission (SCC), priorto approving the construction of any electrical transmission linesof 138 kilovolts or more, to determine that the corridor or routechosen for the line will avoid any adverse impact on the scenic assets, historic resources, and environment of the area concerned. If theSCC determines that no route or corridor exists that can avoid anysuch adverse impact, the SCC is directed to choose the corridor orroute that minimizes such adverse impacts to the greatest extentreasonably practicable. Currently, the SCC is required to determinethat such a line's corridor or route will reasonably minimize adverseimpact on the scenic assets, historic districts, and environmentof the area concerned.

Bill Sponsors (2)

Michael P. Mullin

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 93
Primary

Alfonso H. Lopez

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 49
Cosponsor

Votes


Actions


Mar 25, 2020

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 450 (effective 7/1/20)

Mar 17, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

House

Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 17, 2020

Mar 13, 2020

House

Impact statement from SCC (HB665ER)

Mar 12, 2020

House

Enrolled

Senate

Signed by President

House

Signed by Speaker

Mar 05, 2020

Senate

Read third time

Senate

Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

Mar 04, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)

Mar 02, 2020

Senate

Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)

Feb 14, 2020

House

Impact statement from SCC (HB665E)

Feb 10, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Senate

Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor

Feb 07, 2020

House

VOTE: Passage (88-Y 12-N)

House

Read third time and passed House (88-Y 12-N)

Feb 06, 2020

House

Read second time

House

Printed as engrossed 20102992D-E

House

Engrossed by House as amended HB665E

House

Committee amendments agreed to

Feb 05, 2020

House

Read first time

Feb 04, 2020

House

Reported from Labor and Commerce with amendments (20-Y 2-N)

Jan 30, 2020

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (10-Y 0-N)

House

House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

Jan 16, 2020

House

Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3

Jan 15, 2020

House

Impact statement from SCC (HB665)

Jan 06, 2020

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102992D

House

Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Impact statement from SCC (HB665) HTML
Engrossed by House as amended HB665E HTML
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB665ER) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0450) HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Amendment: HB665AH HTML

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