Residential energy efficiency standards; exempts certain homes from federal cap & trade legislation. (HB1397)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Residential energy efficiency standards. Exempts any residential building or manufactured home in Virginia from being subject to federal "cap and trade" legislation if such buildings comply with the Statewide Uniform Building Code. The owner of such building or home cannot be required by the federal government to (i) have an energy efficiency analysis conducted on his residence, (ii) have his residence meet federal energy efficiency standards, (iii) participate in a building performance labeling program, (iv) make modifications to the residence in accordance with federal legislation, and (v) post a label showing the energy efficiency of his home prior to its sale. The bill also prohibits a state agency from assisting any federal agency in the implementation of global warming or climate change legislation. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


07/21/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100073D
07/21/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/12/2011Assigned GL sub: #1 Housing
01/19/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1397)
01/19/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 2-N)
01/20/2011Reported from General Laws with substitute (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2011Committee substitute printed 11104424D-H1
01/24/2011Read first time
01/25/2011Read second time
01/25/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104424D-H1
01/25/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1397H1
01/26/2011Read third time and passed House (68-Y 30-N)
01/26/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (68-Y 30-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/28/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1397H1)
02/14/2011Rereferred from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2011Rereferred to Commerce and Labor
02/15/2011Assigned C&L sub: Miscellaneous #1
02/22/2011Left in Commerce and Labor


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 2 minutes.