Division of Energy; state certifying authority for solar energy projects. (SB743)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

Division of Energy; state certifying authority. Adds to the duties of the Division of Energy of the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy the duty of serving as the state certifying authority in determining conformity with state requirements for abatement or control of water or atmospheric pollution or contamination for the production of solar energy for projects of five megawatts or less and for the production of coal, oil, and gas. Read the Bill »

Status

03/05/2016: Passed the General Assembly

History

DateAction
01/22/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104021D
01/22/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/01/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB743)
02/04/2016Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2016Rereferred to Finance
02/10/2016Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/12/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Placed on Calendar
02/17/2016Read first time
02/17/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/24/2016Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Read second time
02/26/2016Read third time
02/26/2016Committee amendments agreed to
02/26/2016Engrossed by House as amended
02/26/2016Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/26/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2016House amendments agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Enrolled
03/02/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB743ER)
03/02/2016Signed by Speaker
03/04/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB743ER)
03/05/2016Signed by President
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/07/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/7/2016
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 6 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.



Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria): COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS. THERE.

[Unknown]: THE QUESTION IS SHOULD THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS ARE AGREED TO.

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria): SENATE BILL 743, REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES. REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.

[Unknown]: SENATE BILL 775, REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND HEALTH.
THAT'S WHERE WE SHOULD BE. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO OVERCOME A KNEWANS IF OUR CODE THAT SAYS YOU GOT TO HAVE THE CHICKENS BEFORE YOU CAN HAVE THE EGG AND IN THIS PLACE, WE'RE TRYING TO PUT THE EGG DOWN AND HOPEFULLY THE CHICKEN WILL COME. WITH THAT EXPLANATION, MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THE BILL PASS. THE SENATOR FROM BUCKINGHAM, SENATOR GARRETT.
THE HOUSE WITH AMENDMENT. THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM VIRGINIA BEACH, SENATOR WAGNER. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. SENATE BILL 743 MOVES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MINES, MINERALS AND ENERGY THE REQUIREMENT TO CERTIFY SOLAR PROJECTS FOR TAX TREATMENT. WHAT THE HOUSE AMENDMENT DOES IS REMOVE THE FIVE MEGAWATT LIMITATION ON IT AND MAKES IT FOR ALL SOLAR PROJECTS. WITH THAT INFORMATION, I ASK THAT WE ACCEPT THE HOUSE AMENDMENT.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE SENATE CONCUR WITH THE RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 39, NOS 0. AYES 39, NOS 0. THE SENATE CONCURS WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENT. SENATE BILL 544, THE HOUSE INSISTS ON ITS SUBSTITUTE AND REQUESTS A COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE. THE SENATOR FROM LYNCHBURG, SENATOR NEWMAN.