Biodiesel & green diesel; requires state public bodies to procure only diesel fuel containing 2%. (SB1146)

Introduced By

Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Diesel fuel; biodiesel and green diesel minimum content. Requires, by January 1, 2011, that all diesel fuel sold or offered for sale in the Commonwealth to consumers for use in on-road internal combustion engines shall contain at least 2.0 percent, by volume, biodiesel fuel or green diesel fuel. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 095846352
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/02/2009Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Read second time
02/04/2009Passed by for the day
02/05/2009Read second time
02/05/2009Passed by for the day
02/06/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1146)
02/06/2009Read second time
02/06/2009Passed by for the day
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Reading of amendment waived
02/09/2009Committee amendment rejected
02/09/2009Floor substitute printed 093146352-S1 (Whipple)
02/09/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2009Passed by for the day
02/10/2009Motion for reconsideration of pending question (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB1146ES1
02/10/2009Read second time
02/10/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2009Substitute by Senator Whipple agreed to 093146352-S1
02/10/2009Reading of amendment waived
02/10/2009Amendment by Senator Whipple agreed to
02/10/2009Pending question ordered (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Motion to reconsider pending question ordered (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Pending question ordered (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Motion to rerefer to committee rejected (19-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute with amendment SB1146ES1
02/10/2009Printed as engrossed 093146352-ES1
02/10/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Passed Senate (29-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/19/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1146ES1)
02/19/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/28/2009Left in Appropriations


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 5 clips in all, totaling 42 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2157.