Biodiesel or green diesel fuel; minimum content in state contracts for vehicle fuel. (SB272)

Introduced By

Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Biodiesel and green diesel; minimum content in state contracts for vehicle fuel.  Requires state public bodies to procure only diesel fuel containing, at a minimum, two percent, by volume, biodiesel fuel or green diesel fuel. The requirement will only apply to procurements of diesel fuel for use in on-road internal combustion engines and shall not apply if (i) such fuel is not practically available or (ii) the cost of such procurement exceeds the cost of unblended diesel fuel by five percent or more. Based on a finding of sufficient availability of biodiesel or green diesel, the Governor may increase the requirement of biodiesel fuel or green diesel fuel up to 20 percent by volume. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100653D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/20/2010Passed by for the day in General Laws and Technology
01/27/2010Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2010Rereferred to Finance
01/28/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB272)
02/03/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB272)
02/11/2010Reported from Finance with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Read second time
02/16/2010Reading of amendment waived
02/16/2010Committee amendment agreed to
02/16/2010Engrossed by Senate as amended SB272E
02/16/2010Printed as engrossed 10100653D-E
02/16/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Passed Senate (31-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Placed on Calendar
02/17/2010Read first time
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/18/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB272E)
02/24/2010Assigned GL sub: #2 FOIA/Procurement
02/25/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/25/2010Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
03/02/2010Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2010Committee substitute printed 10105693D-H1
03/02/2010Referred to Committee on Appropriations
03/04/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB272H1)
03/04/2010Assigned App. sub: General Government
03/08/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
03/08/2010Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Read second time
03/09/2010Constitutional reading dispensed BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
03/09/2010VOTE: --- AGREE TO (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Motion to reconsider constitutional reading dispensed agreed to
03/09/2010Constitutional reading dispensed BLOCK VOTE (94-Y 0-N)
03/09/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION #2 (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105693D-H1
03/09/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB272H1
03/09/2010Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
03/09/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010House substitute agreed to by Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Title replaced 10105693D-H1
03/14/2010Left in Appropriations
03/22/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB272ER)
03/22/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB272ER)
03/22/2010Signed by Speaker
03/25/2010Signed by President
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 458 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0458)


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 3 minutes.


Laura G writes:

(I tagged this bill hunger because use of biodiesel fuel drives up the cost of grains and, therefore, contributes to hunger.)