Electric utilities; costs of pumped hydroelectricity generation and storage facilities. (HB1760)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City) with support from co-patron Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utilities; costs of pumped hydroelectricity generation and storage facilities. Authorizes an investor-owned electric utility to petition the State Corporation Commission for approval of a rate adjustment clause for recovery of the costs of one or more pumped hydroelectricity generation and storage facilities that utilize renewable energy as all or a portion of their power source and are located in the coalfield region of the Commonwealth. The measure provides that the requirement that a utility demonstrate that it has considered and weighed alternative options, including third-party market alternatives, in its selection process does not apply to these generation and storage facilities. The construction of these generation and storage facilities is declared to be in the public interest, and in determining whether to approve such facility, the Commission is directed to liberally construe the provisions of Title 56. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102432D
01/09/2017Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/15/2017Impact statement from SCC (HB1760)
01/17/2017Reported from Commerce and Labor (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2017Read first time
01/20/2017Read second time and engrossed
01/23/2017Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N 1-A)
01/23/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/24/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2017Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/03/2017Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2017Read third time
02/07/2017Reading of amendments waived
02/07/2017Committee amendments agreed to
02/07/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/07/2017Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Placed on Calendar
02/09/2017Placed on Calendar
02/09/2017Senate amendments agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/09/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1760ER)
02/13/2017Impact statement from SCC (HB1760ER)
02/13/2017Signed by Speaker
02/13/2017Signed by President
02/14/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/14/17
02/14/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 21, 2017
02/21/2017Governor's recommendation received by House
02/23/2017Placed on Calendar
02/23/2017House concurred in Governor's recommendation (99-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/23/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/24/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 246 (effective 7/1/17)
02/24/2017Enacted, Chapter 246 (effective 7/1/16)
02/24/2017Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2017G Governor's recommendation adopted
02/24/2017Reenrolled bill text (HB1760ER2)
02/24/2017Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
02/24/2017Signed by President as reenrolled
02/24/2017Enacted, Chapter 246 (effective 7/1/17)
02/24/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0246)


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 2 minutes.


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

and reenact sections of the code related to electric eye tilt regulation pumped hydroelectricity and storage facilities. The governor made recommendations and those proposed amendments are before the body.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): the gentleman from scott, Mr. Kilgore.

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City): now this will be identical to senate bill 1418 and the government's amendment moved to a newly created clause five but did not make any substantive changes. I hope it would be the pleasure to adopt the governor's recommendation.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): shall the governor's recommendation be accepted? The clerk will close the roll.

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City): ayes 99, nos 0.

[Unknown]: ayes 99, nos 0. The governor's recommendation is accepted. turning to page 16, tipping continuing this category. House bill 1770. An act to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to teacher licensure, career and technical education certain local waivers. Previously passed the house and the governor proposed amendments and the governor's recommendations are before the body.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): the gentleman from culpeper, Mr. Frates there this provides plow cal local waivers that the superintendent can exercise. The governor's recommendation sim yum adds additional clarifying language this is just for career technical educators

[Unknown]: Members, please take your seats.