Electric utility regulation; renewable energy portfolio standard program. (HB822)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utilities; renewable energy portfolio standard program. Eliminates the double credit provided for renewable energy generation from facilities fueled primarily by animal waste. The measure also limits a utility's ability to apply excess renewable energy to the requirements of any future RPS Goals to the two calendar years after the renewable energy was generated or the renewable energy certificates were created, except that a utility may apply renewable energy certificates it acquired prior to January 1, 2014. Finally, it states that it is in the public interest for utilities to achieve the RPS Goals. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103290D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/15/2014Assigned C & L sub: Special Subcommittee on Energy
01/30/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (12-Y 0-N)
02/04/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2014Committee substitute printed 14104604D-H1
02/06/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Read second time
02/07/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104604D-H1
02/07/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB822H1
02/10/2014Read third time and passed House (95-Y 2-N 2-A)
02/10/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 2-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/11/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/12/2014Impact statement from SCC (HB822H1)
02/24/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/27/2014Read third time
02/27/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB822ER)
03/04/2014Signed by Speaker
03/05/2014Impact statement from SCC (HB822ER)
03/07/2014Signed by President
03/31/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 420 (effective 7/1/14)
03/31/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0420)


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 1 minute.