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HB 405: Linear Facilities

GENERAL BILL by Williamson ; Payne ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) McClain

Linear Facilities; Revises definition of "development" to exclude certain utility work on rights-of-way or corridors & creation or termination of distribution & transmission corridors; requires DEP to consider certain variance standard for certification of power plants & transmission corridors; specifies PSC authority to locate transmission lines underground.

Effective Date: 3/19/2018
Last Action: 3/21/2018 - Chapter No. 2018-34
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/23/2017 House • Filed
11/1/2017 House • Referred to Energy and Utilities Subcommittee; Natural Resources and Public Lands Subcommittee; Commerce Committee -HJ 37
11/8/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Energy and Utilities Subcommittee, 11/15/17, 8:00 am, Webster Hall
11/15/2017 House • Favorable by Energy and Utilities Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 1 -HJ 254
• Now in Natural Resources and Public Lands Subcommittee -HJ 254
11/29/2017 House • On Committee agenda-- Natural Resources and Public Lands Subcommittee, 12/06/17, 2:00 pm, 12 HOB
12/6/2017 House • Favorable by Natural Resources and Public Lands Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 1 -HJ 256
• Now in Commerce Committee -HJ 256
1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 37
• On Committee agenda-- Commerce Committee, 01/11/18, 10:30 am, Webster Hall
1/11/2018 House • Favorable by- Commerce Committee; YEAS 21 NAYS 1 -HJ 320
• Placed on Calendar -HJ 320
1/18/2018 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 01/24/18
1/24/2018 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 400
• Placed on 3rd reading
1/25/2018 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 422
• Passed; YEAS 105 NAYS 2 -HJ 422
1/31/2018 Senate • In Messages
2/1/2018 Senate • Referred to Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Community Affairs -SJ 264
• Received -SJ 263
2/8/2018 Senate • Withdrawn from Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Community Affairs -SJ 314
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 314
• Substituted for SB 494 -SJ 314
• Read 2nd time -SJ 314
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/21/2018 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 371
• Passed; YEAS 34 NAYS 4 -SJ 371
2/27/2018 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 683
3/9/2018 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
3/19/2018 • Approved by Governor
3/21/2018 • Chapter No. 2018-34