Residential energy efficiency standards; exempts certain homes from federal cap & trade legislation. (HB27)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas) with support from co-patron Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville)


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 legislation relating to residential energy efficiency standards if such building complies with the Statewide Uniform Building Code. Except to the extent required by the Statewide 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, or (v) post a label showing the energy efficiency of his home prior to its sale. The bill also prohibits any state agency from assisting any federal agency in the implementation of global warming or climate change legislation. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/08/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100424D
12/08/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/13/2012Assigned GL sub: #1 Housing
01/18/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB27)
01/18/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 2-N)
01/19/2012Reported from General Laws with amendments (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2012Read first time
01/24/2012Read second time
01/24/2012Committee amendments agreed to
01/24/2012Amendment by Delegate Marshall, R.G. agreed to
01/24/2012Amendment by Delegate Orrock agreed to
01/24/2012Engrossed by House as amended HB27E
01/24/2012Printed as engrossed 12100424D-E
01/25/2012Read third time and passed House (71-Y 28-N)
01/25/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (71-Y 28-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
01/26/2012Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/27/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB27E)
02/16/2012Failed to report (defeated) in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (7-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 17 minutes.