Notice to customers of renewable electric power options. (SB745)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

Notice to customers of renewable electric power options. Expands the requirement that investor-owned utilities provide customers with information on purchasing renewable energy by requiring the notice to provide information on electric energy provided by 100 percent renewable sources. The measure also requires the notice to include information on each type and approximate percentage of renewable resource used to fulfill each option's electricity generation and the location of each generating source. Amends § 56-245.1:2, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/22/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104249D
01/22/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/28/2016Impact statement from SCC (SB745)
02/15/2016Committee substitute printed 16105311D-S1
02/15/2016Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2016Read second time
02/16/2016Reading of substitute waived
02/16/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105311D-S1
02/16/2016Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB745S1
02/16/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2016Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Impact statement from SCC (SB745S1)
02/18/2016Placed on Calendar
02/18/2016Read first time
02/18/2016Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/23/2016Reported from Commerce and Labor (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Read second time
02/25/2016Read third time
02/25/2016Passed House (97-Y 0-N 3-A)
02/25/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N 3-A) (see vote tally)
02/26/2016Enrolled
02/26/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB745ER)
02/26/2016Signed by Speaker
02/29/2016Impact statement from SCC (SB745ER)
02/29/2016Signed by President
03/01/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/1/16
03/01/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 8, 2016
03/07/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 259 (effective 7/1/16)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.

Transcript

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

AYES 37, NOS 0. RULE 36-2. AYES 37, NOS 0, RULE 36-2, THE BILL PASSES. SENATE BILL 745, A BILL RELATING TO ELECTRIC UTILITIES, NOTICE OF RENEWABLE POWER OPTIONS. REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND LABOR WITH A SUBSTITUTE. THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM VIRGINIA BEACH, SENATOR WAGNER.

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach): MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE ADOPTION OF THE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE.

[Unknown]: THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE SUBSTITUTE IS AGREED TO. THE SENIOR SENATOR.

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach): MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THAT THE BILL BE ENGROSSED AND ADVANCED TO ITS THIRD READING.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE BILL BE ENGROSSED AND ADVANCED TO ITS THIRD READING ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE BILL IS ENGROSSED AND ADVANCED TO ITS THIRD READING THE SENIOR SENATOR.

[Unknown]: MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THAT THE THIRD CONSTITUTIONAL READING BE DISPENSED WITH AND THE BILL BE PLACED ON FINAL PASSAGE.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE RULES BE SUSPENDED AND THE THIRD CONSTITUTIONAL READING BE WAIVED. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL REC 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 MOTION IS AGREED TO. THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM VIRGINIA BEACH. MR. PRESIDENT, SPEAKING TO THE BILL. WHAT THE SENATE BILL 745 AMENDMENT DOES, IT REQUIRES THAT UTILITIES MAKE AVAILABLE EITHER THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE OR OTHER NOTIFICATION THE PERCENTAGE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY TO BE PROVIDED TO THEIR CUSTOMERS UP TO AND INCLUDING 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY, AND IN TERMS OF IN ORDER TO FIND THEIR OPTION IN TERMS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY, SO IT ADDS ANOTHER LAYER, IF YOU WILL, OF NOTIFICATION THAT SOURCES WOULD BE 100% RENEWABLE REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY ARE OWNED BY THE UTILITY OR OWNED BY SOME OTHER ELECTRIC GENERATOR. WITH THAT EXPLANATION, I RENEW MY MOTION THE BILL PASS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL SENATE BILL 745 PASS. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL 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 30 THE, NOS 0. AYES 39, NOS 0. THE BILL PASSES.


Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City): TO HOUSE BILL --

[Unknown]: [INAUDIBLE]

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City): ANYWAY, IT IS IDENTICAL TO THE HOUSE BILL 444, ASKING THE STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION TO POST ON ITS WEBSITE INFORMATION RELATED TO RENEWABLE ELECTRIC POWER OPTIONS. HOPE IT BE THE PLEASURE OF THE HOUSE TO PASS THE BILL.

[Unknown]: SHALL THE BILL PASS?

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 97, NOS, ZERO. AYES 97, NOS, ZERO, THE BILL IS PASSED. MR. SPEAKER, RETURNING TO PAGE FOUR OF TODAY'S CALENDAR , SENATE BILL 564, A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT A SECTION OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA RELATING TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, EXCLUSIONS FROM SCHOOL, PERSONNEL LICENSURE APPLICATIONS, REPORT FROM THE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL LAWS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE GENTLEMAN FROM SHENANDOAH, MR. GILBERT.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB444.