Electric Utility Restructuring Act; net energy metering. (HB1541)

Introduced By

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utility restructuring; net energy metering. Expands the definition of an eligible customer-generator to include a customer that contracts with other persons to own, operate, or both, an eligible electrical generating facility. Currently, the customer must own and operate the generating facility. The measure also allows such facilities to have any renewable energy as their total source of fuel; currently, only facilities that use solar, wind, or hydro energy are eligible. Finally, the measure allows a facility that is located on the customer's premises and is connected to the wiring on the customer's side of its interconnection with the distributor to qualify for net energy metering; currently, the facility must be located on the customer's premises. Read the Bill »


03/31/2006: signed by governor


01/20/2006Presented and ordered printed 066181525
01/20/2006Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/24/2006Assigned C & L sub: Utilities/Employment (Byron)
01/24/2006Fiscal impact statement from SCC (HB1541)
02/09/2006Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (18-Y 2-N)
02/11/2006Read first time
02/13/2006Read second time
02/13/2006Committee amendments agreed to
02/13/2006Engrossed by House as amended HB1541E
02/13/2006Printed as engrossed 066181525-E
02/14/2006Read third time and passed House (97-Y 3-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 3-N)
02/14/2006Communicated to Senate
02/15/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2006Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/17/2006Fiscal impact statement from SCC (HB1541E)
03/06/2006Reported from Commerce and Labor (11-Y 4-N)
03/07/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006Read third time
03/07/2006Passed Senate (35-Y 3-N 2-A)
03/07/2006VOTE: (35-Y 3-N 2-A)
03/15/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1541ER)
03/15/2006Signed by Speaker
03/16/2006Signed by President
03/19/2006Fiscal impact statement from SCC (HB1541ER)
03/31/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 470 (effective 7/1/06)
04/06/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0470)