Energy electric generating facilities; DEQ to consult with others to consider environmental impact. (SB321)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Environmental impact of renewable energy electric generating facilities. Requires the Department of Environmental Quality to consult with other state agencies that have expertise in natural resource management when considering the cumulative impact of new and proposed renewable energy electric generating facilities. Along with such other agencies, the Department will develop a coordinated recommendation providing for any additional site studies necessary to minimize adverse environmental impacts. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088167340
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/18/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB321)
01/21/2008Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2008Committee substitute printed 083260340-S1
01/22/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2008Read second time
01/23/2008Reading of substitute waived
01/23/2008Committee substitute agreed to 083260340-S1
01/23/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB321S1
01/24/2008Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2008Communicated to House
02/07/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB321S1)
02/12/2008Placed on Calendar
02/12/2008Read first time
02/12/2008Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/27/2008Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2008Read second time
02/29/2008Read third time
02/29/2008Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/29/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB321ER)
03/04/2008Signed by Speaker
03/04/2008Signed by President
03/05/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB321ER)
03/10/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 528 (effective 7/1/08)
03/17/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0528)


Tim McCormack writes:

I wonder if this related to the finding that wind turbines were causing bird and bat deaths.