Small renewable energy projects; eligibility for permits by rule. (SB1395)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)

Progress

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

Description

Small renewable energy projects; permits by rule. Provides that certain small renewable energy projects proposed, developed, constructed, or purchased by a public utility if the project's costs are not recovered from Virginia jurisdictional customers under base rates or a rate adjustment clause, or by a utility aggregation cooperative, are eligible for a permit by rule and are exempt from environmental review and permitting by the State Corporation Commission. The measure exempts a small renewable energy project for which the Department of Environmental Quality has issued a permit by rule from the requirement that it obtain a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the construction or operation of the project. Finally, the measure increases the maximum rated capacity of solar and wind facilities that qualify as small renewable energy projects from 100 megawatts to 150 megawatts. Amends § 10.1-1197.5, § 10.1-1197.6, § 10.1-1197.8, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102610D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/18/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1395)
01/26/2017Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2017Committee substitute printed 17104843D-S1
01/30/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Read second time
01/31/2017Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104843D-S1
01/31/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1395S1
01/31/2017Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Passed by for the day
02/01/2017Read second time
02/01/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1395S1
02/02/2017Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 3-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Placed on Calendar
02/06/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/13/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1395S1)
02/16/2017Reported from Commerce and Labor (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Read second time
02/21/2017Read third time
02/21/2017Passed House (87-Y 7-N 2-A)
02/21/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (87-Y 7-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/24/2017Enrolled
02/24/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1395ER)
02/24/2017Signed by President
02/24/2017Signed by Speaker
02/27/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1395ER)
02/28/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
02/28/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 368 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0368)

Video

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

Transcript

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

WHERE BEER AND WINE HIGHS YENSS CAN BE ISSUED FOR OUTDOOR MUSIC EVENTS. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION, SHALL SENATE BILL 1587 PASS? ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE VOTES? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.
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Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke): MR. PRESIDENT, I RISE FOR TWO


[Unknown]: AYES 91, NOS FOUR, THE BILL IS PASSED. SENATE BILL 1512, A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA RELATING TO CHARITABLE GAMING, CONDUCT OF GAMES, SPECIAL PERMITS. BILL WAS REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL LAWS WITH AMENDMENTS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA BEACH, MR. KNIGHT.

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach): MR. SPEAKER, I MOVE THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE QUESTION IS ON ADOPTION OF THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS. AS MANY AS FAVOR THAT MOTION WILL SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED, NO.

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach): THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS ARE AGREED TO, THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA BEACH.

[Unknown]: SENATE BAIL 1515 -- 1512 AUTHORIZES THE GAMING BOARD TO GRANT SPECIAL PERMITS TO QUALIFIED ORGANIZATIONS FOR AN APPROVED GAME THAT FALLS ON LEGAL HOLIDAY AS DEFINED IN THE CODE AND APPROVED GAMES THAT HAVE BEEN CANCELED BY THE QUALIFIED ORGANIZATION ON ACCOUNT OF SEVERE WEATHER