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PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANIES

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over to 2007 Session


Cable service; establishes franchising procedures. Amending 15.2-2108. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 881 (I) See HB1404; Stosch, SB 707 (I) See SB706)
Cable television operator; easement conveyed by developer within 30 days after request. Amending  15.2-2241. (Patron-Oder, HB 919 (Chapter 670))
Cable television systems; licensing and regulation thereof. Amending  2.2-3705.6, 15.2-2160, 56-265.4:4, 56-466.1, and 56-502; adding  15.2-2108.19 through 15.2-2108.31; repealing 15.2-2108. (Patron-Griffith, HB 1404 (Chapter 76); Stolle, SB 706 (Chapter 73))
Cellular telephones; prohibits use while driving. Adding 46.2-1078.1. (Patron-Jones, D.C., HB 233 (C); McQuigg, HB 715 (F))
Communications tax reform; revises services, report. Amending 8.01-225, 56-458, 56-462, 56-468.1, 56-484.12, 56-484.17, 56-484.18, 58.1-3, 58.1-3815, and 58.1-3816.2; adding 15.2-2108.1:1, 51.5-115, 58.1-645 through 58.1-662, and 58.1-1730; repealing  15.2-2108, 56-484.4, 56-484.5, 56-484.6, 58.1-3812, 58.1-3813.1, 58.1-3818.1 through 58.1-3818.7, and third enactment of Chapter 858, 1972 Acts. (Patron-Nixon, HB 568 (Chapter 780))
Driver’s licenses, provisional; restriction on using cellular phones and wireless devices. Amending  46.2-334.01. (Patron-Miller, HB 1494 (F); O’Brien, SB 137 (F); O’Brien, SB 533 (F))
Electric authorities; distributing electric energy for retail sales to customers within their geographic area. Amending 15.2-5401, 15.2-5402, 15.2-5403, 15.2-5405, 15.2-5406, 15.2-5409, 15.2-5423, 56-1, and 56-580; adding  15.2-5405.1, 15.2-5406.1, 15.2-5406.2, and 15.2-5423.1. (Patron-Landes, HB 1187 (Chapter 929); Hanger, SB 406 (Chapter 941))
Electric Utility Restructuring Act; excludes municipal utilities. Amending  56-580. (Patron-Barlow, HB 1220 (Chapter 819); Quayle, SB 613 (Chapter 811))
Electric Utility Restructuring Act; net energy metering. Amending 56-594. (Patron-Toscano, HB 1541 (Chapter 470))
Electric Utility Restructuring, Commission on; powers and duties. Amending  30-205. (Patron-Norment, SB 711 (Chapter 812))
Electrical transmission facilities; construction thereof to satisfy local zoning requirements. Amending  56-46.1. (Patron-Wagner, SB 616 (F))
Electricity; capped rates. Amending  56-249.6 and 56-582. (Patron-Hogan, HB 700 (F))
Electronic toll payment; discount for those using Smart Tag and EZ Pass. Amending  33.1-12, 56-536, and 56-542. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1479 (F))
Enhanced Public Safety Telephone Services Act; expands jurisdiction of Wireless E-911 Services Board. Amending  56-484.12 through 56-484.15 and 56-484.17. (Patron-Stolle, SB 395 (Chapter 739))
Freedom of Information Act; disclosure of procurement records under Public-Private Transportation Act and Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act. Amending  2.2-3705.6, 56-573.1, and 56-575.16; adding  56-573.1:1 and 56-575.17. (Patron-Houck, SB 76 (Chapter 936))
Gas utilities; performance-based regulation. Amending  56-235.6. (Patron-McDougle, SB 380 (Chapter 574))
Handheld mobile telephones; prohibits use thereof by operators of motor vehicles in motion, report. Adding  46.2-1078.1. (Patron-Marsh, SB 16 (F))
Income tax, corporate and state; tax credit for renewable resource electricity production. Adding  58.1-339.11 and 58.1-439.12:02. (Patron-Watkins, SB 91 (F))
Income tax, individual and corporate; motion picture production company tax credit. Adding  58.1-439.12:02. (Patron-Cline, HB 1126 (F))
Manufactured Housing Lot Rental Act; owners to charge residents for actual utility costs and other reasonable service charges. Amending  55-248.45:1. (Patron-Suit, HB 1584 (Chapter 303))
Multiline telephone systems; owners or operators thereof ability to identify location from 9-1-1 call. Adding  56-484.19, 56-484.20, and 56-484.21. (Patron-Rapp, HB 1603 (C))
Overhead utility lines; joint subcommittee to study feasibility and costs relative to requiring placement of certain underground. (Patron-Locke, SJR 25 (I) See SJR73; Quayle, SJR 72 (F))
Passenger rail transportation liability; limitations, report. Adding  56-446.1. (Patron-Saslaw, SB 652 (Chapter 807))
Personal property taxes; rate for generating equipment of electric suppliers. Amending  58.1-2606. (Patron-Hanger, SB 404 (Chapter 517))
Petroleum product pipelines; prohibits any public service company from acquiring property therefor unless State Corporation Commission has approved. Amending  56-49; adding  56-265.2:2. (Patron-Howell, SB 719 (F))
Population brackets; replaces other descriptions found in Code of Virginia with locality names. Amending  4.1-123, 4.1-126, 4.1-208, 4.1-209, 4.1-210, 4.1-309, 10.1-1408.5, 15.2-912.1, 15.2-930, 15.2-931, 15.2-958.1, 15.2-961, 15.2-1124, 15.2-1131, 15.2-1220, 15.2-1508.4, 15.2-1638, 15.2-2007.1, 15.2-2109, 15.2-2157.1, 15.2-2159, 15.2-2204, 15.2-2220, 15.2-2242, 15.2-2263, 15.2-2291, 15.2-2303.1, 15.2-2308, 15.2-2403, 15.2-2404, 15.2-2406, 15.2-3830, 15.2-4402, 15.2-4407, 15.2-5114, 15.2-5115, 15.2-5136, 15.2-5204, 15.2-5307, 16.1-118.1, 16.1-309.3, 17.1-273, 18.2-287.4, 19.2-250, 21-118.2, 21-119, 22.1-118, 22.1-129, 27-23.1, 29.1-514, 29.1-748.1, 29.1-749.2, 33.1-41.1, 33.1-44, 33.1-225, 44-146.40, 46.2-752, 46.2-873, 46.2-874.1, 46.2-924, 46.2-932, 46.2-1094, 46.2-1216, 46.2-1304, 46.2-2080, 46.2-2099.21, 46.2-2099.41, 56-15, 56-265.1, 58.1-540, 58.1-608.3, 58.1-811, 58.1-3211, 58.1-3237.1, 58.1-3257, 58.1-3292.1, 58.1-3381, 58.1-3506.2, 58.1-3812, 58.1-3818, 59.1-148.3, 59.1-284.13, 59.1-284.14, and 59.1-284.15. (Patron-Landes, HB 1200 (C))
Prisoner Reentry Fund; created, rates for telephone services. Amending  53.1-1.1 and 56-234; adding  53.1-1.2. (Patron-Jones, D.C., HB 221 (F); Puckett, SB 612 (F))
Propane air; clarification thereof. Amending  56-232 and 56-265.1. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 599 (Chapter 411))
Protective orders; respondent to pay deposits to connect or restore utility services. Amending  16.1-253.1 and 16.1-279.1. (Patron-Howell, SB 120 (Chapter 308))
Public utilities; State Corporation Commission to establish procedure for lines that cross railroads. Adding  56-16.2. (Patron-Wampler, SB 688 (Chapter 383))
Public-Private Partnership Advisory Commission; created. Amending  33.1-23.03:1, 56-557, 56-558, 56-560, 56-563, 56-564, 56-566, 56-567.1, 56-573.1, 56-575.1, 56-575.3:1, 56-575.4, 56-575.16, 58.1-811, 58.1-3203, and 58.1-3703; adding  30-266 through 30-270, 30-271 through 30-276, 33.1-23.03:9, 56-575.17, 56-575.18, and 58.1-3606.1. (Patron-Stosch, SB 541 (F))
Public-Private Partnership Advisory Commission; created, report. Amending  56-557, 56-575.1, 56-575.3:1, and 56-575.16; adding  30-266, 30-267, and 56-557.1. (Patron-Wampler, SB 174 (F))
Public-Private Transportation Act; allocation of concession payments. Amending  33.1-23.03:1, 56-557, 56-558, 56-560, 56-563, 56-564, 56-566, 56-567.1, 56-573.1, 58.1-811, 58.1-3203, and 58.1-3703; adding  33.1-23.03:9 and 58.1-3606.1. (Patron-Saslaw, SB 666 (Chapter 922))
Public-Private Transportation Act and Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act; required disclosure by private entity. Adding  56-559.1 and 56-575.3:2. (Patron-Byron, HB 1306 (F))
Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995 (PPTA); provides for granting of concessions and taxation. Amending  33.1-23.03:1, 56-557, 56-558, 56-560, 56-563, 56-564, 56-566, 56-567.1, 56-573.1, 58.1-811, 58.1-3203, and 58.1-3703; adding 33.1-23.03:9 and 58.1-3606.1. (Patron-Wardrup, HB 1426 (F))
Railroads; increases maximum fine for blocking roads. Amending 56-412.1. (Patron-Athey, HB 1116 (C))
Railroads; passenger rail service liability. Adding  56-446.1. (Patron-Albo, HB 317 (Chapter 774))
Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards; created, report. Adding 56-597 through 56-607. (Patron-Whipple, SB 278 (C))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for telecommunication companies. Amending  58.1-609.3. (Patron-Byron, HB 874 (C))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions for certain telecommunications and telephone companies. Amending  58.1-609.3. (Patron-Hull, HB 1462 (C))
Sewage treatment facilities; establishing governing board. Adding 56-264.2. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HB 439 (Chapter 591); Puckett, SB 507 (Chapter 576))
State employees; telecommunications connectivity added to list of specific budget items that heads of state agencies must include. Amending  2.2-2817.1. (Patron-Eisenberg, HB 1161 (Chapter 137))
Telecommunications companies; access to customer information. Adding  18.2-166.1; repealing  18.2-166. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 1080 (I) See HB1518)
Telecommunications tax; permits Town of Abingdon to impose. Amending  58.1-3812. (Patron-Johnson, HB 1384 (F))
Telephone and telegraph line installation; restoring condition of surface of private property. Amending  56-467; adding 56-467.1. (Patron-Hugo, HB 1245 (C))
Telephone directories; requires telephone companies to verify accuracy of information provided for use thereof. Adding 56-470.1. (Patron-Wittman, HB 679 (C))
Telephone or telegraph communication; unlawful to tamper with when needed for emergency services, also includes wireless communications. Amending  18.2-164. (Patron-Janis, HB 1263 (Chapter 457))
Telephone records; fraudulent procurement, penalty. Adding 18.2-152.17. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1500 (I) See HB1518; Albo, HB 1518 (Chapter 469))
Traffic light signals; police to use wireless telecommunications devices for enforcement thereof. Amending  46.2-833. (Patron-Reid, HB 1047 (Chapter 928))
Underground transmission lines; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study criteria and policies used by State Corporation Commission in evaluating feasibility thereof. (Patron-May, HJR 100 (P))
Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act; establishes restrictions on conduct of trenchless excavation. Adding  56-265.24:1. (Patron-McQuigg, HB 725 (F))
Utility distribution lines; State Corporation Commission to study feasibility of requiring underground placement in redevelopment areas. (Patron-Quayle, SJR 73 (C))
Utility easements; considered to touch and concern servient estate. Adding  55-50.2. (Patron-Parrish, HB 1575 (Chapter 795))
Utility service; prohibits disconnection if resident is in military and deployed. Adding  56-234.6. (Patron-O’Brien, SB 132 (F))
Utility service; unlawful to tamper with meters to obtain use thereof without payment to company. Adding  8.01-44.7. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 1081 (Chapter 350))
Voice-over-Internet protocol service; eliminates jurisdiction of State Corporation Commission to regulate. Amending  56-1 and 58.1-3813.1; adding  56-1.3, 56-484.12:1, and 56-484.12:2. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1198 (Chapter 691))
Wireless devices; unsolicited messages and images sent thereto, penalty. Adding  18.2-167.2. (Patron-Bell, HB 1354 (F))
Wireless service; commercial mobile radio service is a public utility. Amending  56-232. (Patron-Morgan, HB 944 (F))
2006 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, Resolutions and Documents - For additional information, please contact the House of Delegates Information and Public Relations Office, P. O. Box 406, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23218, telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 11/07/06