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(C) Carried over to 2009 Session

Cable television services; provision by localities in certain planning districts. Amending  15.2-2108.11; adding 15.2-2108.33. (Patron-Puckett, SB 419 (F))
Campaign telephone calls; disclosure requirements. Amending 24.2-959 and 24.2-959.1. (Patron-Valentine, HB 687 (C))
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 (C))
Clean energy future; electric energy sold to be generated from renewable generation energy sources. Amending  56-249.6, 56-585.1, and 56-585.3; adding  56-597 through 56-607, 58.1-439.10:1, 67-1100, and 67-1101; repealing  56-585.2. (Patron-Petersen, SB 446 (F))
Communication towers, state-owned; wireless broadband service in unserved areas. Amending  2.2-1150.1 and 2.2-1151; adding 2.2-1150.2. (Patron-Peace, HB 1329 (Chapter 676); Stuart, SB 206 (Chapter 690))
Consumer utility tax; tax rate for residential customers. Amending  58.1-3814. (Patron-Barlow, HB 1348 (C))
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 (C))
Electric transmission lines; State Corporation Commission to require compliance with conservation and energy consumption requirements in making determination about need, etc. (Patron-Athey, HR 8 (F))
Electric utilities; notice of rate increase. Amending  56-237 and 56-585.1. (Patron-Phillips, HB 1153 (F))
Electric utilities; notice of renewable power options. Adding 56-245.1:2. (Patron-Vanderhye, HB 1228 (Chapter 518))
Electric utilities; resource planning. Adding  56-597, 56-598, and 56-599. (Patron-Orrock, HB 1523 (Chapter 603))
Electric utilities; resource planning. Amending  56-585.1; adding  56-597, 56-598, and 56-599. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 311 (Chapter 476))
Electric utility rates; incentives for use of alternatives and distributed generation. Adding  56-235.1:1. (Patron-Poindexter, HB 1409 (C))
Electric utility rates; margins from off-system sales. Amending 56-249.6. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 21 (F))
Electric Utility Restructuring Act; defines municipal solid waste as source of renewable energy. Amending  56-576. (Patron-Wagner, SB 322 (Chapter 272))
Electric Utility Restructuring Act; repeals certain provisions. Amending  56-231.24, 56-233.1, 56-234.2, 56-235.2, 56-235.6, 56-249.6, 56-576, and 56-580; repealing  56-577, 56-578, 56-579, 56-581 through 56-586, 56-587 through 56-593, and 56-596. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 93 (F))
Electric Utility Restructuring, Commission on; continues as Commission on Electric Utility Regulation. Amending  30-201, 30-202, 30-205, 30-209, 56-576, 56-579, 56-582, 56-592, 56-592.1, 56-596, 58.1-3814, 67-101, and 67-202; repealing 30-208. (Patron-Norment, SB 596 (Chapter 883))
Electric Utility Restructuring, Commission on; renamed Commission on Electric Utility Regulation. Amending  30-201, 30-205, 30-208, 30-209, 56-579, 56-592, 56-592.1, 56-596, and 67-202. (Patron-Saslaw, SB 575 (I) See SB596)
Electric utility special rate districts; adds Fauquier County to those localities that may request. Amending  15.2-2404. (Patron-Cole, HB 357 (Chapter 355))
Electrical transmission lines; damages to adjoining landowners. Amending  56-49. (Patron-Vogel, SB 432 (F))
Electrical transmission lines; State Corporation Commission review. Amending  56-46.1. (Patron-Hogan, HB 646 (F); Obenshain, SB 541 (F))
Electricity rates; adjustment clauses. Amending  56-582, 56-585.1, 56-585.2, and 56-585.3. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 91 (F))
Energy electric generating facilities; Department of Environmental Quality to consult with other state agencies when considering environmental impact. Amending  10.1-1186.2:1. (Patron-Shannon, HB 1466 (F); Wagner, SB 321 (Chapter 528))
Energy generators; streamlined permitting process for those qualified. Adding  10.1-1308.1. (Patron-Merricks, HB 1443 (Chapter 258))
High voltage transmission lines; State Corporation Commission to require electric utility applying for approval to construct. (Patron-Petersen, SJR 71 (F))
Income tax, state, and 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 (C); Edwards, SB 117 (F))
Mobile telephone and other wireless electronic devices; use of hands-free accessory while driving. Adding  46.2-1078.1. (Patron-Mathieson, HB 904 (C))
Natural gas utilities; alternative ratemaking plan, report. Adding  56-597, 56-598, and 56-599. (Patron-Nixon, HB 543 (Chapter 639))
Natural gas utilities; recovery of funds for capital projects. Adding  56-235.9. (Patron-Stosch, SB 145 (Chapter 867))
Nuclear power; joint subcommittee to study within State. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SJR 100 (I) See SJR133)
Oil or gas operations; applicant identify in permit application any cemetery located within 100 feet of permitted activity. Amending  45.1-361.29. (Patron-Phillips, HB 1150 (Chapter 227))
Public utilities; required to use competitive bidding in purchasing and construction practices. Amending  56-233.1. (Patron-Plum, HB 1413 (Chapter 522))
Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002; definition of qualifying projects. Amending  56-575.1. (Patron-Nixon, HB 955 (Chapter 731); Stosch, SB 352 (Chapter 273))
Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002; public hearing prior to interim or comprehensive agreement. Amending  56-575.17. (Patron-Plum, HB 677 (Chapter 667))
Public-Private Transportation Act; competitive bidding. Amending 56-573.1. (Patron-Petersen, SB 449 (C))
Public-Private Transportation Act; private entity to pay costs for independent audit of all traffic and cost estimates associated with proposal. Amending  56-560. (Patron-May, HB 627 (Chapter 296))
Public-Private Transportation Act; prohibits private entity from imposing tolls on Interstate 81. Amending  56-565. (Patron-Gilbert, HB 1515 (I) See HB1516; Obenshain, SB 753 (F))
Public-Private Transportation Act; prohibits private entity from imposing tolls on Interstate 81 highways without approval of General Assembly. Amending  33.1-23.03:10 and 56-565. (Patron-Gilbert, HB 1516 (Chapter 602); Obenshain, SB 754 (Chapter 838))
Railroad corporation and railway company; liability for injury. Amending  56-441. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 1531 (F))
Railroad corporations; prohibits foreign control without approval of State Corporation Commission. Amending  56-1 and 56-345.1; adding  56-345.2. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1412 (F); Puller, SB 719 (C))
Real estate and personal property taxes; imposition of tax on property of public service corporations and electric suppliers by certain localities. Amending  58.1-2606. (Patron-Jones, S.C., HB 1123 (Chapter 642))
Regional Industrial Facility Authority; provides that Wythe County may withdraw therefrom. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HB 1564 (C))
Renewable energy, energy conservation, and efficiency; investor-owned electric utilities to report annually on their efforts to conserve energy. Amending  56-585.2 and 67-202. (Patron-Puller, SB 718 (Chapter 651))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for telecommunication companies. Amending  58.1-609.3. (Patron-Hugo, HB 1433 (F))
School buses; prohibits use of wireless telecommunications devices by persons driving except in emergencies. Adding  46.2-919.1. (Patron-Bowling, HB 1218 (Chapter 447); Stuart, SB 136 (Chapter 234))
Solar water heating system pay-as-you-save pilot program; State Corporation Commission to analyze and establish, report. Adding  56-597 through 56-601. (Patron-Poisson, HB 153 (F))
Southeastern Public Service Authority; Auditor of Public Accounts to collect, receive, and analyze data thereof. (Patron-Cosgrove, HJR 89 (P))
State Corporation Commission; grants provisional certification of gas distributors. Amending  56-265.3. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1310 (C))
State officials and employees; payment of state funds for certain communication devices and services prohibited. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 595 (F))
Telephone service; alternatives to regulation. Amending  56-235.5. (Patron-Nixon, HB 545 (C); Saslaw, SB 571 (C))
Telephone systems, multiline; alternative method of providing emergency calls. Amending  56-484.19 and 56-484.23. (Patron-Nixon, HB 546 (Chapter 853))
Telephone utilities; cable service for those locally operated. Amending  56-265.4:4. (Patron-Puckett, SB 420 (F))
Tolls; State Corporation Commission to approve or revise rates charged. Amending  56-542. (Patron-May, HB 1140 (Chapter 841); Herring, SB 778 (Chapter 844))
Transmission lines; utility to submit to State Corporation Commission plan to install underground. Amending  56-265.2. (Patron-Vogel, SB 431 (F))
Underground transmission lines; pilot program established. (Patron-May, HB 1319 (Chapter 799))
Utility easements; conveyance thereof subject to condition is void if not used within 20 years. Amending  55-50.2. (Patron-Cole, HB 49 (F))
Utility Facilities Act; renewable energy facilities. Amending 56-265.1. (Patron-Wagner, SB 324 (C))
Utility Transfers Act; acquisition or disposal of assets or of control of telephone companies. Amending  56-88.1. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 106 (F); Saslaw, SB 572 (F))
Utility Transfers Act; person shall not acquire or dispose of control of public utility, etc. without prior approval of State Corporation Commission. Amending  56-88.1. (Patron-Edwards, SB 666 (F))
Utility Transfers Act; prohibits State Corporation Commission from approving an application by an investor-owned electric utility. Amending  56-90. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 666 (F))
Utility Transfers Act; State Corporation Commission to find that acquisition will not cause rates of cooperative to increase. Amending  56-90. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 665 (F))
VDOT regulations; fiber optic facilities. (Patron-May, HB 629 (F))
VDOT regulations; placement of customer service drop cables. (Patron-May, HB 630 (F))
Voting equipment; authorizes wireless communications after the polls are closed to transmit results therefrom to electoral board. Amending  24.2-625.2. (Patron-Watts, HB 467 (I) See HB1476)
Voting equipment; wireless communications at polling places. Amending  24.2-625.2. (Patron-Brink, HB 685 (I) See HB1476; Englin, HB 801 (I) See HB1476)
Voting equipment; wireless communications at polling places, exceptions. Amending  24.2-625.2. (Patron-Rust, HB 1476 (Chapter 393); Whipple, SB 52 (Chapter 87))
Wireless telecommunications device; prohibits use of text messaging while driving certain vehicles. Adding  46.2-1078.1. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 39 (F); Eisenberg, HB 609 (F))
2008 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 12/19/08