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PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANIES

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Alternative energy research and demonstration projects; establishes procedure for an investor-owned public utility to obtain approval of State Corporation Commission. Amending  56-235.4; adding  56-249.6:1. (Patron-McEachin, SB 729 (F))
Appalachian Power; Commission on Electric Utility Regulation to study alternatives to monopoly service provided in Southwest and Southside Virginia. (Patron-Wampler, SJR 145 (C))
Automatic dialing-announcing devices; prohibits use of making a call to subscriber registered with Do Not Call Registry. Amending  59.1-518.2. (Patron-Bell, Robert B., HB 905 (C))
Bristol Virginia Utilities (BVU) Authority; created. Amending 15.2-2160; adding  15.2-7200 through 15.2-7226. (Patron-Johnson, HB 27 (Chapter 210); Wampler, SB 12 (Chapter 117))
Bristol Virginia Utilities (BVU) Authority; created. Amending 56-265.4:4 and 56-580; adding  15.2-7200 through 15.2-7228. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1327 (F))
Buchanan County Public Service Authority; membership. (Patron-Morefield, HB 851 (F); Puckett, SB 369 (F))
Community and agricultural net metering; requires State Corporation Commission to establish a program. Amending  56-594. (Patron-Toscano, HB 441 (C))
Criminal street gang; any person who by telephone or by electronically transmitted communication solicits, etc., another to become a gang member guilty of Class 6 felony. Amending 18.2-46.3. (Patron-Cline, HB 868 (F); McDougle, SB 530 (C))
Customer’s telecommunications services; authorization and verification for products, goods, and services to be billed on telephone bill. Adding  56-479.3. (Patron-Alexander, HB 204 (Chapter 322))
Driver’s license, provisional; restriction of cell phone use while driving. Amending  46.2-334.01. (Patron-Barker, SB 230 (F))
Economic development incentive rates; requires certain incumbent electric utilities to offer electric service to certain nonresidential customers. Amending  56-235.2; adding 56-235.2:1. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 1237 (F))
Electric energy efficiency standard; established. Amending 56-585.1, 56-598, and 56-599; adding  56-596.1. (Patron-Plum, HB 327 (C))
Electric transmission line verification costs; applicant to pay State Corporation Commission or third-party consultant. Amending  56-46.1. (Patron-May, HB 668 (F))
Electric transmission lines; amends existing provisions related to undergrounding of certain lines. Amending  15.2-2404. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 628 (F))
Electric transmission lines; prohibits State Corporation Commission from approving an agreement between a local governing body and an electric utility for underground installation under certain conditions. Amending  15.2-2404. (Patron-Watkins, SB 645 (Chapter 392))
Electric utilities; authorizes retail customer to continue purchasing renewable energy pursuant to terms of a power purchase agreement in effect on date filed with State Corporation Commission. Amending  56-577. (Patron-Toscano, HB 442 (Chapter 326))
Electric utilities; limit on increases in base rates. Amending 56-585.1. (Patron-Carrico, HB 477 (F))
Electric utilities; prevents temporary and interim increase of rates. Amending  56-237, 56-238, 56-240, and 56-245. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 1052 (F))
Electric utilities; required to develop tariffs offering real-time rates. Adding  56-234.2:1. (Patron-Herring, SB 429 (F))
Electric utilities; State Corporation Commission to review rate structure during biennial review process. Amending  56-576, 56-585.1, and 56-596. (Patron-Petersen, SB 111 (F))
Electric utility rate structures; State Corporation Commission to encourage investor-owned electric utilities to file tariffs that reflect time of day and seasonal cost differentials. (Patron-Keam, HB 1358 (F))
Electric utility regulation; reinstates authority of State Corporation Commission to regulate rates for services of investor-owned electric utilities. Amending  56-234.2, 56-235.2, 56-249.6, 56-577, 56-585.1, and 56-585.2. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 74 (F))
Electric Utility Regulation, Commission on; extends sunset provision. Amending  30-209. (Patron-Norment, SB 516 (Chapter 388))
Electric utility service; cooperatives to install and operate prepaid metering equipment and system upon customer’s request. Amending  56-247.1. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 88 (Chapter 320))
Electrical utility facility; requires State Corporation Commission to conduct public hearing involving approval of construction or operation. Amending  56-46.1 and 56-580. (Patron-May, HB 671 (F))
Energy conservation; investor-owned electric utilities and natural gas distribution companies to provide information to customers to support and encourage conservation actions. Adding 56-234.6. (Patron-Toscano, HB 1236 (C))
Energy efficiency programs; rate recovery options for utilities. Amending  56-576 and 56-585.1. (Patron-Stuart, SB 150 (F))
Energy efficiency resource standard; established. Adding 56-596.1. (Patron-McEachin, SB 71 (F))
Enhanced Public Safety Telephone Services Act; providers of mobile telecommunications services are required to collect wireless E-911 surcharge on all sales. Amending  56-484.12 and 56-484.17. (Patron-Watkins, SB 238 (C))
Handheld personal communications devices; person guilty of careless driving if commits moving violation using, unless in hands-free mode. Adding  46.2-868.2. (Patron-Watts, HB 221 (F))
Handheld personal communications devices; prohibits use while operating motor vehicle, bicycle, etc., penalty. Amending 46.2-1078.1. (Patron-Howell, A.T., HB 22 (F))
Handheld personal communications devices; texting while driving primary offense. Amending  46.2-1078.1. (Patron-Bulova, HB 212 (F))
Handheld wireless communications devices; authorized representatives at polling places may use those that don’t contain a camera or other imaging device. Amending  24.2-604, 24.2-639, 24.2-653, and 24.2-655. (Patron-Martin, SB 49 (Chapter 448))
Income tax, state and corporate; credit for electric energy facility producing electricity primarily from agricultural livestock waste nutrients. Adding  58.1-439.12:03. (Patron-Gilbert, HB 1341 (C); Hanger, SB 678 (C))
Information Technology; governance in State, substantive changes thereto as well as numerous technical changes. Amending 2.2-106, 2.2-225, 2.2-603, 2.2-1115.1, 2.2-1507, 2.2-1509.3, 2.2-2005, 2.2-2006, 2.2-2007, 2.2-2009, 2.2-2012, 2.2-2013, 2.2-2023, 2.2-2033, 2.2-2034, 2.2-2423, 2.2-4343, 23-38.88, 23-38.111, 23-77.4, 56-484.12, 56-484.13, 56-484.14, 56-484.15, 56-484.17, and 58.1-1840.1; adding  2.2-2035 through 2.2-2052 and 2.2-2699.5 through 2.2-2699.8; repealing  2.2-2008, 2.2-2010, 2.2-2011, 2.2-2014 through 2.2-2021, 2.2-2025 through 2.2-2030, 2.2-2031, 2.2-2457, 2.2-2458, and 2.2-2458.1. (Patron-Byron, HB 1035 (I) See HB1034)
Information Technology; Governor to appoint Chief Information Officer of VITA, substantive changes thereto as well as numerous technical changes. Amending  2.2-106, 2.2-225, 2.2-1115.1, 2.2-1509.3, 2.2-2005 through 2.2-2009, 2.2-2012, 2.2-2013, 2.2-2015, 2.2-2019, 2.2-2020, 2.2-2021, 2.2-2023, 23-38.111, 23-77.4, and third enactment of Chapters 758 and 812, 2009 Acts; adding  2.2-2699.5, 2.2-2699.6, and 2.2-2699.7; repealing 2.2-2033, 2.2-2034, 2.2-2457, 2.2-2458, and 2.2-2458.1. (Patron-Byron, HB 1034 (Chapter 136); Howell, SB 236 (Chapter 145))
Investor-owned electric utilities; establishes a process used by State Corporation Commission in conducting biennial reviews of rates, terms, and conditions of service. Amending  56-234.2, 56-235.2, 56-235.6, 56-249.6, 56-577, 56-580, 56-581, 56-585.1, 56-585.2, and 56-598; adding  56-585.1:1. (Patron-Merricks, HB 606 (I) See HB1308; Armstrong, HB 653 (I) See HB1308; Armstrong, HB 1391 (F))
Investor-owned electric utilities; rate of return. Amending 56-585.1 and 56-585.2. (Patron-Pollard, HB 1027 (F))
Investor-owned electric utilities; regulation of rates by State Corporation Commission. Amending  56-235.2, 56-249.6, 56-577, 56-580, 56-581, 56-585.1, 56-585.2, and 56-598. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 639 (F))
Investor-owned incumbent electric utility; regulation. Amending 56-585.1 and 56-585.2. (Patron-Griffith, HB 1190 (I) See HB1308)
Investor-owned public utility; State Corporation Commission to suspend enforcement of all proposed rates, tolls, charges, etc., until they investigate reasonableness of such rates. Amending 56-238. (Patron-Carrico, HB 1308 (Chapter 2); Puckett, SB 680 (Chapter 1))
Line of Duty Death and Health Benefits Trust Fund; established. Amending  9.1-401, 9.1-402, 9.1-404, 9.1-405, 56-484.12, and 58.1-1730; adding  9.1-400.1. (Patron-Englin, HB 661 (C); Quayle, SB 279 (F))
Line of Duty Death and Health Benefits Trust Fund; funding from additional surcharge. Amending  9.1-400, 56-484.12, and 58.1-1730. (Patron-Quayle, SB 97 (F))
Mobile camps and other railway work facilities; establishes standards therefor. Adding  32.1-211.1, 32.1-211.2, 32.1-211.3, and 56-129.2. (Patron-Lucas, SB 33 (F))
Political contributions; prohibition during procurement process. Adding  2.2-3104.01, 2.2-4376.1, 56-573.3, and 56-575.17:1. (Patron-Smith, SB 506 (Chapter 732))
Public utilities; limits disclosure requirement for any officer or director. Amending  56-234.5. (Patron-Hugo, HB 1246 (Chapter 581))
Public utility lines; revamps procedure which a municipality may obtain approval to place lines across a railroad right-of-way. Amending  56-16.2. (Patron-Carrico, HB 474 (C))
Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995; Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) to conduct third party audits of agreements executed thereunder. Amending  33.1-12; adding 56-560.1 and 56-566.3. (Patron-Carrico, HB 480 (F))
Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995; preconditions to certain comprehensive agreements. Amending  56-559. (Patron-Englin, HB 969 (F))
Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995 and Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002; certain grant agreements. Adding  56-566.1:01 and 56-575.9:2. (Patron-Massie, HB 1395 (F); Stosch, SB 181 (F))
Renewable energy certificates; tariff filed by cooperative for electric energy. Amending  56-577. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 92 (Chapter 397))
Renewable energy portfolio standard program; an investor-owned electric utility will receive triple credit toward meeting goals of program for energy derived from offshore wind. Amending 56-585.2. (Patron-Hugo, HB 1022 (Chapter 850))
Renewable energy portfolio standard program; electric generation facilities fueled primarily by poultry litter or other animal waste will receive quintuple credit toward meeting goals. Amending  56-585.2. (Patron-Gilbert, HB 1342 (C))
Renewable energy portfolio standard program; mandatory program for investor-owned utilities. Amending  56-585.2; adding 56-585.2:1. (Patron-Whipple, SB 450 (F))
Renewable portfolio standards program; removes requirement that utilities participating use no more than 1.5 million tons of forest products. Amending  56-585.2. (Patron-Pollard, HB 1380 (F); Stuart, SB 39 (F))
Roadways; authorizes Buchanan County Board of Supervisors to maintain those within right-of-way of Norfolk Southern Railroad Corporation. Adding  56-412.3. (Patron-Morefield, HB 850 (F))
Roadways; authorizes Buchanan County Board of Supervisors to maintain those within right-of-way of railroads. Adding 56-412.3. (Patron-Puckett, SB 372 (Chapter 256))
State Corporation Commission; proposed rate, charge, service, etc., of public service company should be in best interest of citizens. Adding  12.1-12.1. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 86 (F))
Steps to Advance Virginia’s Energy Plan (SAVE) Act; created. Adding  56-603 and 56-604. (Patron-Nixon, HB 533 (Chapter 514); Petersen, SB 112 (Chapter 142))
Telecommunications relay service; defines end-user equipment, sunset provision. Amending  51.5-115. (Patron-Locke, SB 316 (F))
Telephone email or texting; use of indecent or threatening language, penalty. Amending  18.2-427. (Patron-Cleaveland, HB 741 (Chapter 565))
Telephone service; telephone company to provide credit to subscribers affected by any outage that exceeds four continuous hours. Amending  56-1.3; adding  56-483.1. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 1373 (C))
Telephone utilities; State Corporation Commission to treat all providers of local exchange telephone service equitably by ensuring same rules. Amending  56-235.5:1. (Patron-Janis, HB 387 (Chapter 748))
Transmission lines; State Corporation Commission, as a condition of approving, to establish certain conditions to minimize adverse environmental impact of right-of-way. Amending  56-46.1. (Patron-May, HB 675 (C))
Transportation, Chief Executive Officer for; abolishes office of Transportation Commissioner and replaces that position, powers and duties. Amending  2.2-200, 2.2-204, 2.2-211, 2.2-229, 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; repealing  2.2-228 and 5.1-2.3. (Patron-McDougle, SB 103 (C))
Underground Utility Damage Prevention Act; establishes set of requirements for protection of sewer system laterals and private sewer laterals that are unique from general requirements. Amending  56-265.15 and 56-265.32; adding  56-265.19:1. (Patron-Purkey, HB 115 (F); Ware, R.L., HB 1230 (Chapter 205))
Utility cooperatives; electing members of board of directors by proportional representation. Amending  56-231.44. (Patron-Sherwood, HB 383 (C))
Utility Transfers Act; person shall not acquire or dispose of control of public utility without prior approval of State Corporation Commission. Amending  56-88.1. (Patron-Edwards, SB 710 (F))
Virginia Railway Express; allows Potomac-Rappahannock Transportation Commission to charge higher fares to nonresidents of localities represented thereon. Adding  56-446.2. (Patron-Cole, HB 19 (F))
Virginia Railway Express service; prohibits assessment of localities for more than they collect in motor vehicle fuel sales taxes. Adding  56-446.2. (Patron-Cole, HB 55 (F))
Voltage regulation technologies; allows electric utilities to recover costs and earn a 15 percent rate of return on investments. Adding  56-585.1:1. (Patron-Hanger, SB 344 (C); Ticer, SB 565 (F))
Water or sewer companies, small; those serving more than 25 customers to incorporate as public service company. Amending 13.1-620. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 484 (C))
Wireless E-911 charges; establishes rate and procedures for collection and remittance of prepaid charges by dealers of service in State. Amending  56-484.12 and 56-484.17; adding 56-484.17:1. (Patron-Saslaw, SB 441 (Chapter 466))
Wireless E-911 charges; establishes rate and procedures 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-Janis, HB 754 (Chapter 566))
Wireless telecommunications devices; prohibits talking on such device unless it’s being used in hands-free mode. Amending 46.2-1078.1. (Patron-Dance, HB 58 (F); LeMunyon, HB 783 (F); Blevins, SB 10 (I) See SB517; Norment, SB 517 (F); Ticer, SB 574 (I) See SB517)
2010 Session 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 06/16/10