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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


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