Bill Text: VA SB72 | 2018 | Regular Session | Prefiled


Bill Title: Electric distribution lines; minimum height upon or over agricultural land.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-12-01 - Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor [SB72 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2018-SB72-Prefiled.html
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SENATE BILL NO. 72
Offered January 10, 2018
Prefiled December 1, 2017
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 4 of Chapter 10 of Title 56 a section numbered 56-256.1, relating to the height of electric power distribution lines over agricultural land.
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Patron-- Cosgrove
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Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 4 of Chapter 10 of Title 56 a section numbered 56-256.1 as follows:

§56-256.1. Height of electric power distribution lines over agricultural land.

Unless placement at a greater height is required pursuant to §56-466 or other applicable law, any electric distribution line that is installed, either as a new line or as a replacement for an existing line, on or after July 1, 2018, by or for an electric utility upon or over land upon which agricultural operations, as defined in §3.2-300, are conducted shall be placed at a height that is not less than the minimum height requirement that applies to the placement of electric distribution lines above road crossings.

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