Electric utility regulation; directs SCC to require utilities to offer service under tariffs. (SB1339)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utility regulation. Directs the State Corporation Commission to take into account, when considering requests for a certificate, permit, or approval for a generation facility, whether the facility is consistent with the utility's integrated resource plan. The measure also (i) establishes a fourth voluntary renewable portfolio standard goal of 15 percent by 2025; (ii) allows utilities to recover costs of designing and operating demand management, conservation, energy efficiency, and load management programs, including an enhanced rate of return on capital invested in energy efficiency, including advanced metering infrastructure, of 200 basis points for between three and seven years; (iii) requires utilities to develop tariffs offering real-time variable rates; and (iv) requires that rates for utility payments to eligible customer-generators under a net energy metering program be not less than the rate the utility charges its customers for electricity provided 100 percent from renewable energy. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090109802
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/22/2009Impact statement from SCC (SB1339)
01/23/2009Assigned C&L sub: Utilities
02/09/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Committee substitute printed 090224240-S1
02/10/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Read second time
02/10/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090224240-S1
02/10/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1339S1
02/10/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/16/2009Impact statement from SCC (SB1339S1)
02/19/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Committee substitute printed 090244240-H1
02/23/2009Read second time
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090244240-H1
02/24/2009Amendments by Delegate Kilgore agreed to
02/24/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments SB1339H1
02/24/2009Passed House with substitute with amendments (98-Y 0-N)
02/24/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Impact statement from SCC (SB1339H1)
02/25/2009Passed by for the day
02/26/2009House substitute with amendments agreed to by Senate (26-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Title replaced 090244240-H1
03/09/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1339ER)
03/09/2009Signed by President
03/10/2009Impact statement from SCC (SB1339ER)
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/30/2009Governor's recommendation received by Senate
03/30/2009Governor's substitute printed 099354802-S2
04/07/2009Placed on Calendar
04/08/2009Pending question ordered (32-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Amendments specific and severable (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009House rejected Governor's recommendation (34-Y 64-N)
04/08/2009VOTE: --- REJECTED (34-Y 64-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Communicated to Governor
05/06/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 875 (effective - see bill)
05/06/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0875)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2105.