State Corporation Commission; natural gas utilities, investigative reports. (SB1176)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City) with support from co-patron Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Corporation Commission; natural gas utilities; investigative reports. Requires the State Corporation Commission, within 30 days following receipt of a written request, to make available for public inspection a report regarding the finalized enforcement action or investigation regarding the death or personal injury necessitating inpatient hospitalization of any person or damage to property exceeding $50,000 resulting from a leak or other incident involving the intrastate facilities of a natural gas utility operator. The measure prohibits such a report from revealing infrastructure information regarding certain buildings, structures, or facilities; risk assessment information not provided to the public by the utility operator; certain security plans and measures; confidential or sensitive information; proprietary information; and information that would jeopardize the safety or security of any person, governmental facility, building, or structure, or private commercial office, residential, or retail building. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103248D
01/03/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/16/2019Impact statement from SCC (SB1176)
01/21/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2019Committee substitute printed 19105381D-S1
01/21/2019Incorporates SB1670 (Spruill)
01/23/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1128E
01/24/2019Impact statement from SCC (SB1176S1)
01/24/2019Read second time
01/24/2019Reading of substitute waived
01/24/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105381D-S1
01/24/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1176S1
01/25/2019Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2019Placed on Calendar
01/29/2019Read first time
01/29/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/12/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Read second time
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/13/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1176ER)
02/18/2019Signed by Speaker
02/19/2019Impact statement from SCC (SB1176ER)
02/19/2019Signed by President
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/20/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 20, 2019
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 501 (effective 7/1/19)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0501)