Business parks; pilot program to facilitate construction of electric transmission facilities. (HB1840)

Introduced By

Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville) with support from co-patron Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utilities; pilot programs for transmission facilities serving business parks. Directs the Virginia Economic Development Partnership to establish pilot programs by Dominion Energy Virginia and Appalachian Power. The pilot programs will have the purpose of promoting economic development in opportunity zones of the Commonwealth by allowing each utility to complete the construction phase of electric transmission infrastructure for up to three business parks prior to the public announcement of a prospective occupant of the business parks. Electric cooperatives may also petition the State Corporation Commission to participate in the pilot program. The measure authorizes a utility to recover the costs of the transmission facility through a rate adjustment clause. The provisions of this measure expire on December 31, 2023. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102780D
01/02/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/09/2019Impact statement from SCC (HB1840)
01/10/2019Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #3
01/24/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/24/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 2-N)
01/31/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (17-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Committee substitute printed 19105532D-H1
02/03/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Impact statement from SCC (HB1840H1)
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105532D-H1
02/04/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1840H1
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House (74-Y 23-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (74-Y 23-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/18/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Read third time
02/20/2019Reading of amendments waived
02/20/2019Committee amendments agreed to
02/20/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/20/2019Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Placed on Calendar
02/21/2019Senate amendments agreed to by House (82-Y 18-N)
02/21/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (82-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1840ER)
02/23/2019Signed by Speaker
02/23/2019Signed by President
02/26/2019Impact statement from SCC (HB1840ER)
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 535 (effective 7/1/19)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0535)