Wind & other energy projects; Board shall consult with DEQ on regulations, impacts on wildlife. (SB123)

Introduced By

Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Wind energy projects; regulations to mitigate adverse effects of turbine blades on wildlife. Directs the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries to adopt regulations establishing mitigation measures to reduce the adverse effects of wind turbines on wildlife. The bill lists two possible measures: the use of visual markers on turbine blades and the incorporation of sonic devices to repel birds and bats flying at night. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/30/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14
12/30/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101866D
12/30/2013Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/16/2014Committee substitute printed 14104060D-S1
01/16/2014Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (8-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/21/2014Read second time
01/21/2014Reading of substitute waived
01/21/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104060D-S1
01/21/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB123S1
01/22/2014Read third time and defeated by Senate (17-Y 19-N)
01/22/2014Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
01/22/2014Defeated by Senate (18-Y 20-N)