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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: 2/8/2018 Senate - Laid on Table, refer to HB 405 -SJ 314
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 -SJ 40
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 -SJ 102
11/15/2017 Senate • Now in Community Affairs -SJ 102
12/5/2017 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 12/05/17, 10:00 am, 301 Senate Office Building --Temporarily Postponed
1/9/2018 Senate • Introduced -SJ 40
1/11/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 01/16/18, 4:00 pm, 301 Senate Office Building
1/16/2018 Senate • Favorable by- Community Affairs; YEAS 4 NAYS 1 -SJ 162
1/17/2018 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 162
2/6/2018 Senate • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/08/18 -SJ 336
2/8/2018 Senate • Read 2nd time -SJ 313
• Substituted HB 405 -SJ 314
• Laid on Table, refer to HB 405 -SJ 314