Pipeline Bill Tracker for VA General Assembly

POWHR Coalition members are tracking the following bills submitted by legislators intended to protect citizens from current and future interstate gas pipeline overbuilding.

Click on the links below to read the legislation, determine its status, and track it. You can submit comments below each bill summary.

We also urge Virginia residents to call their representatives and express support for these reasonable and essential protections for landowners, natural resources, property rights and taxpayers.


Find your legislator:

https://www.richmondsunlight.com/your-legislators/

Bill tracking for General Assembly:

Richmond Sunlight

http://leg1.state.va.us/lis.htm

http://lis.virginia.gov/

New: VPAP’s General Assembly Issue Tracker.


Pipeline construction; upland impacts; supplemental review: SB950 (Hanger-Deeds)

https://www.richmondsunlight.com/bill/2018/sb950/

⇒UPDATE February 8, 2018: Substitute bill passed Finance Committee. Vote not scheduled.


Right of Entry Bill: SB 324 (Edwards) – Commerce and Labor Committee:

https://www.richmondsunlight.com/bill/2018/sb324/

⇒UPDATE: Died in Committee (video, SB324 discussion starts around 1:13:30).


Natural gas companies; right of entry upon property: HB 1187 (Hurst)

https://www.richmondsunlight.com/bill/2018/hb1187/

⇒UPDATE February 6, 2018: FAILED. Killed by Commerce and Labor subcommittee.


Pipeline Leak Prevention & Containment Act: HB 1188 (Hurst)

https://www.richmondsunlight.com/bill/2018/hb1188/

⇒UPDATE February 8, 2018: Passed by indefinitely (killed in Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources subcommittee.)


Interstate gas pipeline: Water Permit; Regulations: HB 1141 (Rasoul)

https://www.richmondsunlight.com/bill/2018/hb1141/

⇒UPDATE February 8, 2018: Passed by indefinitely (killed in Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources subcommittee.)


Interstate gas pipeline: construction; water quality impact bond; statewide halt: HB1294  (Rasoul)

https://www.richmondsunlight.com/bill/2018/hb1294/

⇒UPDATE February 8, 2018: Passed by indefinitely (killed in Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources subcommittee.)


Fossil fuel projects moratorium; clean energy mandates: HB 1490 (Rasoul)

https://www.richmondsunlight.com/bill/2018/hb1490/

⇒UPDATE February 2, 2018: Passed by indefinitely (killed in Committee on Commerce and Labor subcommittee.)


Related: Profane swearing or cursing in public; eliminates crime. (HB31)

https://www.richmondsunlight.com/bill/2018/hb31/

 Update January 16, 2018: Assigned to Courts Subcommittee.