Energy facility; requirements for applicant. (SB1031)

Introduced By

Sen. Jay O'Brien (R-Clifton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Power plant siting. Creates a single Board to function as the permitting authority for all governmental approval for electric generation facilities with an installed capacity of 10 or more megawatts. The authority of the State Corporation Commission to issue certificates approving the construction and operation of such faculties is removed. The measure also repeals a provision authorizing the Department of Environmental Quality and the State Air Pollution Control Board to consider the cumulative impact of new and proposed electric generating facilities within the Commonwealth on attainment of the national ambient air quality standards. Read the Bill »


03/23/2007: signed by governor


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 075202784
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/06/2007Committee substitute printed 070238784-S1
02/06/2007Read second time
02/06/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070238784-S1
02/06/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1031S1
02/06/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Communicated to House
02/07/2007Placed on Calendar
02/07/2007Read first time
02/07/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/15/2007Reported from Commerce and Labor (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2007Read second time
02/20/2007Passed by for the day
02/21/2007Read third time
02/21/2007Passed by temporarily
02/21/2007Passed House (95-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1031ER)
03/07/2007Signed by Speaker
03/08/2007Signed by President
03/23/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 776 (effective 7/1/07)
04/10/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0776)