Electric utilities; authorizes retail customer to continue purchasing renewable energy. (HB442)

Introduced By

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utilities; renewable energy.  Authorizes an electric utility customer to continue generating and selling renewable energy to any entity pursuant to the terms of a power purchase agreement that was in effect on the date the State Corporation Commission approved a tariff for the incumbent electric utility that serves the exclusive service territory in which the customer is located to offer electric energy provided 100 percent from renewable energy, provided that such power purchase agreement complied with applicable law at the time of its execution. The measure also states that the customers' generation and sale of renewable energy under such an agreement is exempt from restrictions on such activities that are a consequence of their occurring within a utility's exclusive service territory. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103719D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/20/2010Impact statement from SCC (HB442)
01/29/2010Assigned C & L sub: #3 Special Subcommittee on Energy
02/09/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (12-Y 0-N)
02/11/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2010Committee substitute printed 10104455D-H1
02/14/2010Read first time
02/15/2010Read second time
02/15/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104455D-H1
02/15/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB442H1
02/16/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/19/2010Impact statement from SCC (HB442H1)
03/08/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Read third time
03/10/2010Passed by for the day
03/11/2010Read third time
03/11/2010Passed by temporarily
03/11/2010Passed Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/22/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB442ER)
03/22/2010Signed by Speaker
03/24/2010Impact statement from SCC (HB442ER)
03/25/2010Signed by President
04/10/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 326 (effective 7/1/10)
04/10/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0326)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.