Electric generation facilities; incentives for construction of using coalbed methane gas. (HB2237)

Introduced By

Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Renewable energy portfolio standard program; coalbed methane gas.  Allows electricity generated from the combustion of coalbed methane gas to be counted by an investor-owned electric utility in meeting the goals of the renewable energy portfolio standard program. In conjunction with this change, references to "renewable energy" in the context of eligible sources of the generation of electricity are revised to refer to "renewable or alternative" energy. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103186D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/18/2011Assigned C & L sub: #3 Special Subcommittee on Energy
01/24/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2237)
01/25/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (12-Y 1-N)
02/01/2011Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2011Committee substitute printed 11104929D-H1
02/03/2011Read first time
02/04/2011Speaker ruled Committee substitute not germane
02/04/2011Read second time
02/04/2011Speaker ruled Committee substitute not germane 11104929D-H1
02/04/2011Passed by for the day
02/06/2011Passed by for the day
02/07/2011Committee substitute reconsidered
02/07/2011Read second time
02/07/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104929D-H1
02/07/2011Amendments by Delegate Pollard rejected (26-Y 69-N)
02/07/2011VOTE: REJECTED (26-Y 69-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2237H1
02/08/2011Read third time and passed House (90-Y 8-N)
02/08/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (90-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/14/2011Impact statement from SCC (HB2237H1)
02/14/2011Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Read third time
02/17/2011Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2237ER)
02/23/2011Signed by Speaker
02/23/2011Signed by President
02/24/2011Impact statement from SCC (HB2237ER)
03/22/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 371 (effective 7/1/11)
03/22/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0371)


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 9 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1392.