Energy efficiency in state government; goal of reducing annual cost nonrenewable energy purchases. (SB1345)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Energy efficiency in state government. Establishes a goal of reducing the annual cost of nonrenewable energy purchases by each executive branch agency and institution by at least 20 percent of fiscal year 2008 expenditures by fiscal year 2012. Such agencies and institutions are required to implement energy efficiency measures that have a payback period of five years or less, as general fund appropriations become available to the state agency. The measure also requires executive branch agencies and institutions to ensure that the design and construction of state-owned buildings, and the renovation of such buildings valued at more than 50 percent of the assessed building value, comply with the energy performance standards at least as stringent as the U.S. Green Building Councils Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) rating system, including the use of Virginia forest products with alternate certifications. Amends § 2.2-1182, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/14/2009 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090026340
  • 01/14/2009 Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
  • 02/04/2009 Impact statement from DPB (SB1345)
  • 02/04/2009 Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/04/2009 Rereferred to Finance
  • 02/05/2009 Reported from Finance (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/09/2009 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/10/2009 Read second time
  • 02/10/2009 Reading of amendments waived
  • 02/10/2009 Committee amendments agreed to
  • 02/10/2009 Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1345E
  • 02/10/2009 Printed as engrossed 090026340-E
  • 02/10/2009 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/10/2009 Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/13/2009 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/13/2009 Read first time
  • 02/13/2009 Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
  • 02/16/2009 Impact statement from DPB (SB1345E)
  • 02/17/2009 Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/17/2009 Referred to Committee on Appropriations
  • 02/19/2009 Assigned App. sub: Capital Outlay (Ingram)
  • 02/19/2009 Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
  • 02/28/2009 Left in Appropriations