Electric utilities; net energy metering programs. (HB1950)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), and Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utilities; net energy metering. Increases, from 500 kilowatts to two megawatts, the maximum generating capacity of an electrical generating facility owned or operated by an electric utility's nonresidential customer that may be eligible for participation in the utility's net energy metering program. This change to the definition of an "eligible customer-generator" also affects the definition of a "qualified energy project" as used in the Virginia Small Business Financing Act.


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101776D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/20/2015Assigned C & L sub: Special Subcommittee on Energy
01/28/2015Impact statement from SCC (HB1950)
02/03/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 5-N)
02/05/2015Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (17-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Committee substitute printed 15104710D-H1
02/07/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Read second time
02/09/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104710D-H1
02/09/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1950H1
02/10/2015Read third time and passed House (92-Y 6-N 1-A)
02/10/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 6-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/13/2015Impact statement from SCC (HB1950H1)
02/16/2015Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Read third time
02/19/2015Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1950ER)
02/25/2015Impact statement from SCC (HB1950ER)
02/25/2015Signed by Speaker
02/26/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/26/2015Signed by President
02/26/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/26/15
02/26/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 432 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0432)


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.