Solar panels; community association's authority to prohibit. (SB222)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Solar panels in community associations. Clarifies a community association's authority to prohibit or restrict the installation of solar power devices. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101221D
01/03/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/20/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2014Committee substitute printed 14104025D-S1
01/22/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
01/23/2014Read second time
01/23/2014Reading of substitute waived
01/23/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104025D-S1
01/23/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB222S1
01/24/2014Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 0-N)
01/31/2014Placed on Calendar
01/31/2014Read first time
01/31/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/25/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2014Read second time
02/28/2014Passed by for the day
03/03/2014Passed by for the day
03/04/2014Read third time
03/04/2014Committee amendment agreed to
03/04/2014Passed by temporarily
03/04/2014Amendment by Delegate Berg agreed to
03/04/2014Engrossed by House as amended
03/04/2014Passed House with amendments (95-Y 4-N)
03/04/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2014House amendments agreed to by Senate (37-Y 1-N)
03/05/2014Reconsideration of House amendments agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
03/05/2014House amendments agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N)
03/07/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB222ER)
03/07/2014Signed by Speaker
03/10/2014Signed by President
04/03/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 525 (effective 7/1/14)
04/03/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0525)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.