Air Pollution Control Board; regulations under Clean Air Interstate Rule. (SB128)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon), Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg), Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell), Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville), Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland), Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Air Pollution Control Board; regulations under the Clean Air Interstate Rule.  Retains the authority of the Air Pollution Control Board to provide for participation in the EPA-administered cap and trade system for NOx and SO2 to the fullest extent permitted by federal law, but prohibits the Board from requiring that electric generating facilities located in a nonattainment area meet NOx and SO2 compliance obligations without the purchase of allowances from in-state or out-of-state facilities. Amends § 10.1-1328, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102563D
01/08/2010Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/20/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB128)
01/29/2010Assigned ACNR sub: #2
02/08/2010Committee substitute printed 10105041D-S1
02/08/2010Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2010Read second time
02/10/2010Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105041D-S1
02/10/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB128S1
02/11/2010Passed by for the day
02/12/2010Passed by temporarily
02/12/2010Passed by for the day
02/15/2010Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2010Amendment #1 by Senator McEachin withdrawn
02/15/2010Reading of amendment waived
02/15/2010Amendment #2 by Senator McEachin rejected
02/15/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB128S1
02/15/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2010Passed Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Placed on Calendar
02/17/2010Read first time
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/23/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2010Read second time
02/26/2010Read third time
02/26/2010Passed House (50-Y 46-N)
02/26/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (50-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB128S1)
03/05/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB128ER)
03/05/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB128ER)
03/05/2010Signed by Speaker
03/08/2010Signed by President
04/13/2010Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/20/2010Placed on Calendar
04/21/2010Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010House concurred in Governor's recommendation (53-Y 42-N)
04/21/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (53-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/21/2010Reenrolled bill text (SB128ER2)
04/21/2010Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/21/2010Signed by President as reenrolled
04/21/2010Enacted, Chapter 783 (effective 7/1/10)
04/21/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0783)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 7 clips in all, totaling 18 minutes.