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SB 494: Linear Facilities

GENERAL BILL by Lee

Linear Facilities; Revising the definition of the term “development” to exclude work by certain utility providers on utility infrastructure on certain rights-of-way or corridors; requiring the consideration of a certain variance standard when including conditions for the certification of an electrical power plant; clarifying that the Public Service Commission has exclusive jurisdiction to require underground transmission lines, etc.

Effective Date: Upon becoming a law
Last Action: 11/15/2017 Senate - Now in Community Affairs
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities (CU)
  2. Community Affairs (CA)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
10/11/2017 Senate • Filed
10/26/2017 Senate • Referred to Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; Community Affairs
11/6/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities, 11/14/17, 2:00 pm, 301 Senate Office Building
11/14/2017 Senate • Favorable by Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities; YEAS 7 NAYS 0
11/15/2017 Senate • Now in Community Affairs