Climate Change, Commission on; created, report. (SB627)

Introduced By

Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commission on Climate Change; report. Establishes a Climate Change Commission in the executive branch to develop a Climate Change Action Plan that: (i) calculates the size of and contributors to Virginia's carbon footprint; (ii) addresses the effects of increasing atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations on the state; (iii) identifies what the Commonwealth needs to do to prepare for the likely consequences of climate change; and (iv) identifies actions that are needed to meet goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In its development of the Climate Change Action Plan, the Commission shall consider demand-side energy conservation by utilities and consumers; expanding renewable energy portfolios; rate decoupling; time-of-use pricing; and transportation demand management. The Commission will also consult with the Superintendent of Public Instruction to establish and supervise the High School Climate Change Leadership Awards Program and with the State Council of Higher Education to require that a state-supported institution of higher education organize and host a 2009 Mid-Atlantic Regional Climate Change Leadership Consortium. Read the Bill »


02/01/2008: Merged into SB464


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086121336
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Rules
01/31/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB627)
02/01/2008Incorporated by Rules (SB464-Whipple) (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)