Electric utilities; ratemaking incentives, landfill gas. (HB564)

Introduced By

Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville) with support from co-patron Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utility ratemaking incentives; landfill gas.  Authorizes investor-owned electric utilities to earn an enhanced rate of return, equal to 150 basis points above the authorized rate of return, on their investments in generation facilities that are fired by landfill gas produced in a solid waste management facility licensed by the Waste Management Board. The facility includes the equipment used in collecting, drying, treating, and compressing the landfill gas and in transmitting the landfill gas from the solid waste management facility where it is collected to the generation facility where it is combusted. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100211D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/17/2012Assigned C & L sub: Special Subcommittee on Energy
01/18/2012Impact statement from SCC (HB564)
01/26/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
01/31/2012Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Read first time
02/03/2012Read second time
02/03/2012Committee amendment agreed to
02/03/2012Engrossed by House as amended HB564E
02/03/2012Printed as engrossed 12100211D-E
02/06/2012Read third time and passed House (97-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/06/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/07/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2012Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/08/2012Impact statement from SCC (HB564E)
02/20/2012Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012Read third time
02/23/2012Reading of amendment waived
02/23/2012Committee amendment agreed to
02/23/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/23/2012Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2012Placed on Calendar
02/27/2012Senate amendment agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/27/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB564ER)
03/02/2012Impact statement from SCC (HB564ER)
03/02/2012Signed by Speaker
03/05/2012Signed by President
03/30/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 435 (effective 7/1/12)
03/30/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0435)


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.