Renewable energy; investor-owned electric utilities report annually on efforts to conserve energy. (SB718)

Introduced By

Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patrons Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon), Sen. Yvonne Miller (D-Norfolk), Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell), and Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Renewable energy and energy conservation. Requires investor-owned electric utilities to report annually on their efforts to conserve energy. The measure also requires the Virginia Energy Plan to be updated by July 1, 2010, and every four years thereafter. Currently, the Energy Plan is required to be updated in July 2012 and every five years thereafter. The measure also requires utilities to report annually on their efforts to meet the renewable portfolio standard goals, renewable generation overall, and relevant advances in renewable energy generation technology. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2008Presented and ordered printed 080086304
01/17/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/28/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB718)
02/04/2008Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2008Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2008Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Communicated to House
02/13/2008Placed on Calendar
02/13/2008Read first time
02/13/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/19/2008Reported from Commerce and Labor (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2008Read second time
02/22/2008Read third time
02/22/2008Passed House BLOCK VOTE (94-Y 0-N)
02/22/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (94-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB718ER)
02/25/2008Signed by Speaker
02/26/2008Signed by President
02/28/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB718ER)
03/06/2008Governor's recommendation received by House
03/06/2008Governor's recommendation received by Senate
03/06/2008Placed on Calendar
03/07/2008Passed by temporarily
03/07/2008Passed by for the day
03/08/2008Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (22-Y 18-N)
03/08/2008Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to (38-Y 0-N)
03/08/2008Passed by temporarily
03/08/2008Senate rejected Governor's recommendation (19-Y 21-N)
03/08/2008Communicated to Governor
03/21/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 651 (effective 7/1/08)
03/21/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0651)