Covenants regarding solar power; clarifies community associations may prohibit or restrict. (HB2417)

Introduced By

Del. Joe Bouchard (D-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Covenants regarding solar power. Clarifies that community associations may amend solar covenants to remove or relax restrictions on the use of any solar collection device provided such amendment is adopted by the membership of the community association in accordance with the association's governing documents. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 096625435
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/27/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2009Read first time
01/30/2009Passed by for the day
02/02/2009Read second time
02/02/2009Pending question ordered
02/02/2009Engrossed by House
02/02/2009Engrossment reconsidered by House
02/02/2009Amendment by Delegate Toscano agreed to
02/02/2009Engrossed by House as amended HB2417E
02/02/2009Printed as engrossed 096625435-E
02/03/2009Read third time and passed House (83-Y 15-N)
02/03/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (83-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/18/2009Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Committee substitute printed 092437435-S1
02/20/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Read third time
02/23/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/23/2009Committee substitute agreed to 092437435-S1
02/23/2009Passed by for the day
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Reading of amendment waived
02/24/2009Amendment by Senator Petersen agreed to
02/24/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB2417S1
02/24/2009Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Placed on Calendar
02/26/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (0-Y 95-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Senate substitute with amendment rejected by House (0-Y 95-N)
02/26/2009VOTE: --- REJECTED (0-Y 95-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Senate receded from substitute with amendment (36-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2417ER)
03/10/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/30/2009Governor's recommendation received by House
04/07/2009Placed on Calendar
04/08/2009Pending question ordered
04/08/2009House rejected Governor's recommendation (46-Y 52-N)
04/08/2009VOTE: --- REJECTED (46-Y 52-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Communicated to Governor
05/06/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 866 (effective 7/1/09)
05/06/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0866)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 6 clips in all, totaling 12 minutes.