Green Public Buildings Act; certain new or renovated buildings to be built to certain standards. (SB1252)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Green Public Buildings Act. Requires public bodies entering the design phase for construction of a new building greater than 5,000 gross square feet in size, or renovating such a building where the cost of renovation exceeds 50 percent of the value of the building, to build to either the Green Globes Green Building Initiative green building rating standard or the United States Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environment Design green building rating standard (LEED). Exemptions from the requirement may be granted by the Director of the Department of General Services for state construction projects or the governing body of a locality or school board for local projects. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 092362802
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/29/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1252)
02/04/2009Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Committee substitute printed 092412293-S1
02/06/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2009Committee substitute agreed to 092412293-S1
02/09/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1252S1
02/09/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Placed on Calendar
02/11/2009Read first time
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/15/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1252S1)
02/17/2009Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2009Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/18/2009Assigned App. sub: Capital Outlay (Ingram)
02/19/2009Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/28/2009Left in Appropriations

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2387.


angelika shaw writes:

This bill is good. The problem is that the wording is not good. What a bother. If it said "Help a lot from harmfully bulling the planet- and will definately reduce smog in cities" then it would pass. I know what they mean, but they get a bit confused I believe. Wording is so important, because a law's meaning can be twisted by any one including a president.