Energy Policy Act of 2006; appropriations for certain funds. (SB1152)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Energy grant programs. Provides that the provisions of the 2006 Energy Policy Act establishing the Renewable Electricity Production Grant Program and Solar and Wind Energy System Acquisition Fund shall not become effective until appropriations are made to those funds. As originally enacted, the Act provided that the Funds' enabling legislation would expire on July 1, 2009, if any funds were not deposited to the Funds by July 1, 2009. The measure also provides that the grants do not apply to activities occurring prior to January 1, 2007, revises the process by which eligible persons may apply for a grant, and requires that eligible wind-power generators must meet applicable performance and quality standards as specified by the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. Amends § 67-1000, § 67-1003, § 67-900, § 67-902, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


03/23/2007: signed by governor


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 075144108
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/12/2007Introduced bill reprinted 075144108
01/19/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1152)
01/24/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/25/2007Read second time and engrossed
01/26/2007Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
01/26/2007Communicated to House
02/06/2007Placed on Calendar
02/06/2007Read first time
02/06/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/15/2007Reported from Commerce and Labor (19-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2007Read second time
02/20/2007Read third time
02/20/2007Passed House (98-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1152ER)
03/07/2007Signed by Speaker
03/08/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1152ER)
03/08/2007Signed by President
03/23/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 789 (effective 7/1/07)
04/10/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0789)