Renewable energy; definition thereof. (HB2268)

Introduced By

Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill) with support from co-patrons Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas), and Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Definition of biomass. Defines biomass, for purposes of Chapter 23 of Title 56, as organic material, including materials that are within the scope of "biomass" in the existing section establishing a streamlined environmental permitting process for qualified energy generators, and (i) organic refuse-derived fuel, (ii) other industrial solid waste of an organic, non-hazardous nature; and (iii) unusable reject materials from recycling operations that are primarily of a cellulosic or liguin nature. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090069536
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/26/2009Assigned C & L sub: 3 Energy
01/30/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB2268)
02/04/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/05/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Committee substitute printed 090216687-H1
02/08/2009Read first time
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090216687-H1
02/09/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2268H1
02/10/2009Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/12/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB2268H1)
02/23/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Amendment by Senator Watkins withdrawn
02/25/2009Reading of amendment waived
02/25/2009Committee amendment agreed to
02/25/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/25/2009Passed Senate with amendment (37-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Placed on Calendar
02/26/2009Senate amendment agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/26/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2268ER)
03/10/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB2268ER)
03/10/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/30/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 748 (effective 7/1/09)
03/30/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0748)