Carbon dioxide; regulating emissions. (HB1261)

Introduced By

Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon) with support from 37 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Terry Austin (R-Buchanan), Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), Del. Mark Berg (R-Winchester), Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion), Del. Barbara Comstock (R-McLean), Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg), Del. Peter Farrell (R-Henrico), Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem), Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake), Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill), Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas), Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell), Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding), Del. Nick Rush (R-Christiansburg), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Scott Taylor (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan), Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall), Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News), Del. Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Energy Plan; incorporate a Carbon Dioxide Emission Control Impact Study and periodic interim updates to the Plan. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2014Presented and ordered printed 14104183D
01/17/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/21/2014Assigned C & L sub: Special Subcommittee on Energy
01/28/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1261)
01/30/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (12-Y 0-N)
02/04/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2014Committee substitute printed 14104434D-H1
02/06/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Read second time
02/07/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104434D-H1
02/07/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1261H1
02/10/2014Read third time and passed House (95-Y 4-N)
02/10/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1261H1)
02/11/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
03/03/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2014Read third time
03/05/2014Reading of amendment waived
03/05/2014Committee amendment agreed to
03/05/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/05/2014Passed Senate with amendment (36-Y 2-N)
03/05/2014Placed on Calendar
03/06/2014Senate amendment agreed to by House (93-Y 6-N)
03/06/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (93-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1261ER)
03/07/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1261ER)
03/07/2014Signed by Speaker
03/10/2014Signed by President
04/04/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 603 (effective 7/1/14)
04/04/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0603)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.