Joint Rules Committee; to employ counsel to challenge federal rules carbon emission guidelines. (SJ308)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Employment of counsel to challenge federal rules establishing carbon emission guidelines for existing electric utility generating units. Requests the Joint Rules Committee to employ legal counsel to represent the Commonwealth in litigation challenging federal rules establishing carbon emission guidelines for existing electric utility generating units if the Office of the Attorney General, by July 1, 2015, has not instituted and is not diligently pursuing legal action on behalf of the Commonwealth that challenges the validity of the Clean Power Plan proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The resolution requests that the costs of employing such counsel be paid from funds appropriated to the Attorney General and Department of Law for the provision of legal services to state agencies. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/23/2015Presented and ordered printed
01/23/2015Presented and ordered printed 15103813D
01/23/2015Referred to Committee on Rules
02/11/2015Left in Rules