Marine Resources Commission; authority to lease subaqueous lands for generating electrical energy. (SB1350)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Marine Resources Commission; offshore renewable resources. Provides the Marine Resources Commission with the authority to lease subaqueous lands for the purpose of generating electrical energy from wave or tidal action, currents, offshore winds, or thermal or salinity gradients and transmit energy from such sources to shore and requires that any leases require a royalty. All royalties collected will be appropriated to the Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium. The Marine Resources Commission is also directed to determine whether sufficient and appropriate subaqueous lands exist to support a commercial offshore wind farm and, if such land exists, offer it for development in a lease auction. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 093111340
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/19/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1350)
01/26/2009Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2009Read second time
01/28/2009Reading of amendments waived
01/28/2009Committee amendments agreed to
01/28/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1350E
01/28/2009Printed as engrossed 093111340-E
01/29/2009Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1350E)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/17/2009Referred from Commerce and Labor
02/17/2009Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/18/2009Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Read second time
02/20/2009Passed by for the day
02/23/2009Passed by for the day
02/24/2009Passed by for the day
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Committee amendment agreed to
02/25/2009Engrossed by House as amended
02/25/2009Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/25/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1350ER)
03/09/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1350ER)
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/30/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 766 (effective 7/1/09)
03/30/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0766)