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PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANIES

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over from 2008 Session (CD) Carried over from 2008 session but died in committee on or before December 4th


Agricultural waste; excludes any farm or aggregation of farms that owns and operates facilities within State for generation of electric energy from waste-to-energy technology. Amending 56-1, 56-88, 56-232, and 56-265.1; adding  1-222.1 and 56-594.1. (Patron-Vanderhye, HB 2171 (Chapter 746))
Automatic dialing-announcing devices; prohibits callers from using to make a commercial telephone solicitation unless subscriber has requested, etc. Amending  59.1-200; adding  59.1-518.1 through 59.1-518.4; repealing  18.2-425.1. (Patron-Stuart, SB 910 (Chapter 699))
Campaign telephone calls; disclosure requirements. Amending 24.2-959 and 24.2-959.1. (Patron-Valentine, HB 687 (CD))
Cap and trade system for NOx and SO2; Air Pollution Control Board may prohibit electric generating facilities located within specified nonattainment areas. Amending  10.1-1328. (Patron-Wagner, SB 712 (CD))
Chief Executive Officer for Transportation; abolished office of Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner and takes over powers, duties, etc. Amending  2.2-200, 2.2-204, 2.2-211, 2.2-306, 2.2-2423, 5.1-1, 5.1-2.1, 5.1-7, 5.1-9.9, 5.1-30.9, 5.1-39, 10.1-1425.8, 15.2-968.1, 15.2-2030, 15.2-2222.1, 15.2-2272, 15.2-3530, 15.2-3534, 15.2-4832, 15.2-5114, 15.2-5146, 22.1-129, 25.1-108, 25.1-109, 25.1-209, 25.1-229, 33.1-1, 33.1-2, 33.1-3, 33.1-221.1:1.1, 33.1-221.1:8, 33.1-351, 33.1-391.2, 33.1-391.3:1, 33.1-391.5, 46.2-200, 46.2-206, 46.2-223, 46.2-224, 46.2-302, 46.2-373, 46.2-675, 46.2-819.1, 46.2-873.1, 46.2-877, 46.2-878, 46.2-881, 46.2-883, 46.2-930, 46.2-932, 46.2-1104, 46.2-1109, 46.2-1110, 46.2-1112, 46.2-1144.1, 46.2-1145, 46.2-1223, 46.2-1307, 46.2-1307.1, 53.1-58, 55-201.1, 56-27, 56-28, 56-29, 56-32, 56-366.1, 56-366.3, 56-369, 56-405, 56-405.1, 56-405.2, 56-406.1, 56-406.2, 56-458.1, 56-573.1, and 63.2-611; adding  33.1-223.2:21; repealing  2.2-228, 2.2-229, and 5.1-2.3. (Patron-McDougle, SB 1464 (F))
Community net metering; requires State Corporation Commission to establish. Amending  56-594. (Patron-Poisson, HB 1705 (F))
Conflict of interests; Secretary of Commonwealth shall establish a disclosure database. Amending  2.2-3114 and 30-110. (Patron-Deeds, SB 1425 (F))
Consumer utility tax; tax rate for residential customers. Amending  58.1-3814. (Patron-Barlow, HB 1348 (CD))
Driver’s license, provisional; makes cell phone use while driving a primary offense. Amending  46.2-334.01. (Patron-Barker, SB 1227 (F))
Driver’s license, provisional; repeals provision that allows use of wireless communications devices when lawfully parked or stopped. Amending  46.2-334.01. (Patron-Jones, D.C., HB 942 (CD))
Electric energy consumption; revises State’s stated goal to reduce. Amending third enactment of Chapters 888 and 933, 2007 Acts. (Patron-Petersen, SB 1126 (F))
Electric rates; any distribution electric cooperative may, without State Corporation Commission approval, make any adjustment to its rates reasonably calculated through a fixed monthly charge. Amending  56-585.3. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1819 (Chapter 401))
Electric service; prohibits electric utilities from charging public schools and libraries for service provided to them. Adding 56-236.3. (Patron-Deeds, SB 1253 (F))
Electric transmission lines; locality may request an electric utility to be installed underground, etc. Amending  15.2-2404. (Patron-Cole, HB 1729 (Chapter 335))
Electric utilities; include in its integrated resource plan to reduce customers’ electricity consumption. Amending  56-597 and 56-599. (Patron-Herring, SB 1440 (F))
Electric utilities; State Corporation Commission to establish procedures regarding refunds of moneys collected from fuel cost tariffs in excess of actual fuel costs. Amending  56-249.6. (Patron-Phillips, HB 2519 (Chapter 244))
Electric utility rate structures; State Corporation Commission to encourage investor-owned electric utilities to file tariffs with rate structures. (Patron-Vanderhye, HB 2000 (F))
Electric utility rates; curtailing peak power purchases. Adding 56-235.1:1. (Patron-Nutter, HB 2372 (F))
Electric utility rates; deferral of increases. Adding  56-585.4. (Patron-Carrico, HB 2315 (F))
Electric utility rates; incentives for use of alternatives and distributed generation. Adding  56-235.1:1. (Patron-Poindexter, HB 1409 (CD))
Electric utility regulation; directs State Corporation Commission to require utilities to offer service under tariffs. Amending 56-585.2 and 56-594; adding  56-234.2:1. (Patron-Herring, SB 1339 (Chapter 875))
Electric utility regulation; directs State Corporation Commission to take into account when considering requests for a certificate, permit, etc., whether facility is consistent with utility’s integrated resource plan. Amending  56-585.1, 56-585.2, 56-594, and 56-599; adding  56-234.2:1. (Patron-McClellan, HB 2105 (F))
Electric utility regulation; revises procedures for setting rates of investor-owned electric utilities, State Corporation Commission shall determine. Amending  56-577, 56-582, 56-584, 56-585.1, 56-585.2, and 56-585.3. (Patron-Vogel, SB 1273 (F))
Electric utility service; net energy metering. Amending  56-594. (Patron-Toscano, HB 2155 (Chapter 804))
Electrical generation; base rates of return for certain types thereof. Amending  56-576, 56-585.1, and 56-585.3. (Patron-Northam, SB 1248 (V))
Electricity; State Corporation Commission to conduct a proceeding to determine appropriate energy conservation and demand response targets that can be accomplished through demand-side management programs, etc., report. Adding  10.1-1307.02. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 2531 (Chapter 752); Wagner, SB 1348 (Chapter 855))
Electricity; State Corporation Commission to conduct proceeding relating to pilot programs which certain customers that generate renewable energy may purchase power from and sell power to participating utilities, report. (Patron-Nutter, HB 2371 (Chapter 816))
Electronic filing; Secretary of Technology to assist state agencies in expanding citizen access to government. Amending  2.2-225 and 2.2-5510. (Patron-Pollard, HB 2508 (I) See HB2497)
Energy Efficiency and Conservation Fund; established. Amending 56-598; adding  56-596.1. (Patron-Plum, HB 2176 (I) See HB2506)
Energy efficiency and demand response goals; every investor-owned utility in State reduce consumption by their retail customers. Amending  56-585.1; adding  56-234.2:1, 56-603, 56-604, and 56-605. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 1296 (F))
Energy Efficiency Commission; established, report. Amending 56-576, 56-585.1, 56-585.3, 56-594, 56-597, 56-598, and 56-599; adding  2.2-2537 through 2.2-2540, 56-585.4, and 56-596.1. (Patron-McEachin, SB 1447 (F))
Energy Efficiency Programs; created. Adding  56-603 through 56-610. (Patron-Petersen, SB 1452 (F))
Energy efficiency programs; investor-owned electric utilities to recover costs of designing, implementing, and operating those decreasing total amount of energy used over time. Amending 56-576, 56-585.1, and 56-585.3. (Patron-Pollard, HB 2506 (Chapter 824))
Foreign service; search warrant for electronic communications. Amending  19.2-70.3. (Patron-Bell, HB 2391 (Chapter 378))
Forest products; removes requirement that utilities participating in a renewable portfolio standard thereof use no more than 1.5 million tons. Amending  56-585.2. (Patron-Stuart, SB 913 (F))
Gas wells and related improvements; may be assessed on an annual basis in Buchanan County subject to approval of Board of Supervisors. Amending  58.1-3286 and 58.1-3712. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1507 (Chapter 770))
Government, local; budget shall contain statement of current and proposed total debt exclusive of public utility bonds, given on per capita basis. Amending  15.2-2504. (Patron-Purkey, HB 2085 (F))
Income tax, state, and retail sales and use tax; credit and exemption for certain telecommunications service providers. Amending  58.1-609.3; adding  58.1-439.12:02. (Patron-Byron, HB 924 (CD))
Income tax, state and retail sales and use tax; exemption for certain telecommunications service providers. Amending 58.1-609.3; adding  58.1-439.12:03. (Patron-Nutter, HB 2368 (F))
Law libraries, local; authorized to use space at public libraries, which may include a flat rate to patrons for use of computer research services. Amending  42.1-65 and 42.1-70. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1189 (Chapter 617))
Local exchange telephone service; State Corporation Commission to sustain levels of intrastate access rates that ensure provision of affordable and reliable service in rural or high costs areas of State. Amending  56-235.5:1. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1190 (F))
Mobile camps for railroad employees; establishes standards for rooms at terminals and headquarters, etc., provided by a railroad company for employees and contractors. Adding 32.1-211.1, 32.1-211.2, 32.1-211.3, and 56-129.2. (Patron-Lucas, SB 807 (F))
Mobile telephone and other wireless electronic devices; use of hands-free accessory while driving. Adding  46.2-1078.1. (Patron-Mathieson, HB 904 (CD); Dance, HB 1769 (F); Ticer, SB 874 (F))
Noncorporate entities; minimum tax is imposed on telecommunications and electric suppliers that are organized as pass-through entities and taxes to be paid thereby. Amending  58.1-390.2, 58.1-400.1, and 58.1-400.3. (Patron-Englin, HB 2378 (Chapter 37); Howell, SB 946 (Chapter 152))
Public service corporations; prohibits acquiring by condemnation proceedings land or interest therein that is subject to a conservation easement. Amending  56-49. (Patron-Stuart, SB 908 (F))
Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002; definition of qualifying projects. Amending  56-575.1. (Patron-Stosch, SB 1244 (I) See SB1153)
Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002; definitions, review of proposals, report. Amending  56-575.1, 56-575.17, and 56-575.18. (Patron-McDougle, SB 1153 (Chapter 762))
Public-Private Transportation Act; competitive bidding. Amending 56-573.1. (Patron-Petersen, SB 449 (CD))
Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995; establishes provisions that apply when VDOT acting as a responsible public entity considers a proposal for a transportation facility. Amending 56-560. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2066 (F))
Railroad corporations; prohibits foreign control without approval of State Corporation Commission. Amending  56-1 and 56-345.1; adding  56-345.2. (Patron-Puller, SB 719 (CD))
Regional Industrial Facility Authority; provides that Wythe County may withdraw therefrom. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HB 1564 (CD))
Renewable energy; definition thereof. Amending  56-576. (Patron-Poindexter, HB 2268 (Chapter 748))
Renewable energy facilities; definition. Amending  56-1. (Patron-Poindexter, HB 2267 (F))
Renewable energy projects; Department of Environmental Quality to develop a permit by rule for construction and operation of certain electrical generation facilities. Amending  56-46.1 and 56-580; adding  10.1-1197.5, 10.1-1197.6, and 10.1-1197.7. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1194 (I) See SB1347)
Renewable energy sources; location of facilities for distribution of electricity, steam, and landfill gas generated therefrom. Amending  56-15, 56-17, and 56-259; adding  67-1100 through 67-1110. (Patron-Hogan, HB 2172 (Chapter 807))
Renewable portfolio standard program; establishes a goal for investor-owned incumbent electric utilities to have 15 percent of their total electric energy sales in base year from renewable energy sources. Amending  56-585.2. (Patron-Bulova, HB 1994 (Chapter 744))
Small renewable energy projects; Department of Environmental Quality to develop permit by rule for construction and operation thereof. Amending  56-46.1 and 56-580; adding  10.1-1197.5 through 10.1-1197.11. (Patron-Hogan, HB 2175 (Chapter 808); Wagner, SB 1347 (Chapter 854))
Small Wind Energy Projects; Department of Environmental Quality shall develop procedure permitting construction and operation thereof. Amending  56-46.1 and 56-580; adding  10.1-1197.5, 10.1-1197.6, 10.1-1197.7, 58.1-439.12:03, and 58.1-3661. (Patron-Miller, J.H., HB 2525 (F))
Smart meter technologies; State Corporation Commission to study advisability of increasing implementation in State. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HJR 704 (F))
Solid waste; electricity generated therefrom. Amending  56-575.1. (Patron-May, HB 2576 (Chapter 754))
Southeastern Public Service Authority; authorized to file petition in bankruptcy upon majority vote of its boards, etc. Amending Chapter 596, 2000 Acts. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1871 (F))
Southeastern Public Service Authority; required to entertain in good faith any and all reasonable landfill gas contract offers that have potential to result in landfill gas-to-fuel, etc. Amending Chapter 596, 2000 Acts. (Patron-Quayle, SB 1523 (Chapter 178))
Stand-by service charges; State Corporation Commission to adopt regulations that require rates charged by an electric utility thereby that operate a cogeneration facility. Adding 56-235.1:1. (Patron-Rust, HB 2152 (Chapter 745))
State Corporation Commission; grants provisional certification of gas distributors. Amending  56-265.3. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1310 (CD))
Telegraph or telephone companies, etc.; not required to accept franchise, easement, etc., that restrict services that may be legally offered thereby. Amending  56-463. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 1649 (Chapter 331))
Telephone companies; offering additional services in underserved localities. Adding  56-480.3. (Patron-Pollard, HB 1770 (F))
Telephone regulatory alternatives; State Corporation Commission to determine competitiveness. Amending  56-235.5. (Patron-Nixon, HB 1885 (Chapter 788))
Telephone service; alternatives to regulation. Amending  56-235.5. (Patron-Nixon, HB 545 (CD); Saslaw, SB 571 (CD))
Telephone trespass; penalty. Adding  18.2-429.1. (Patron-Poindexter, HB 2271 (F))
Telephone utilities; authorizes State Corporation Commission to make changes to a local exchange carrier’s incumbent certificated service territory. Amending  56-265.4:4. (Patron-Saxman, HB 1636 (Chapter 330))
Underground distribution system; delivery of propane service. Amending  56-265.1; adding  56-265.4:6. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 1970 (Chapter 794))
Underground gas service; unlawful to sell and distribute natural gas or propane, etc., to public via underground lines. Adding 56-265.4:6. (Patron-Saxman, HB 2081 (I) See HB1970)
Utility Facilities Act; excludes certain companies from regulation as public utility, etc. Amending  56-1, 56-88, 56-232, and 56-265.1. (Patron-Hogan, HB 2173 (F))
Utility Facilities Act; renewable energy facilities. Amending 56-265.1. (Patron-Wagner, SB 324 (CD))
Utility-scale energy; joint subcommittee to study generation from offshore winds and feasibility of commercial investment in such projects. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 718 (F))
Windmill turbines; joint subcommittee to study efficacy of generating electricity therefrom. (Patron-Morrissey, HJR 663 (F))
Wireless E-911; establishes procedure for collection and remittance of prepaid charges by sellers of service in State. Amending 56-484.12 and 56-484.17; adding  56-484.17:1. (Patron-Saslaw, SB 1472 (F))
Wireless E-911 Fund; operating expenses and administrative costs of Division of Public Safety Communications are authorized payments from Fund. Amending  2.2-2031. (Patron-Watkins, SB 1164 (Chapter 614))
Wireless E-911 Services Board; adds Director of Department of Emergency Management as a member and replaces CIO as chairman. Amending  56-484.13 and 56-484.15. (Patron-Watkins, SB 1163 (Chapter 613))
Wireless telecommunications devices; prohibits use of text messaging while driving certain vehicles. Adding  46.2-1078.1. (Patron-Howell, A.T., HB 1615 (I) See HB1876; Cosgrove, HB 1876 (Chapter 661); Scott, J.M., HB 2380 (I) See HB1876)
Wireless telecommunications devices; prohibits use of while driving except in an emergency. Adding  46.2-1078.1. (Patron-Howell, A.T., HB 1659 (F); Mathieson, HB 1955 (F); Blevins, SB 966 (I) See SB874)
Wireless telecommunications devices; prohibits use of while operating commercial motor vehicles. Adding  46.2-1088.7. (Patron-Martin, SB 1444 (F))
2009 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, and Resolutions - 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 06/03/09