Electric utilities; costs of pumped hydroelectricity generation and storage facilities. (SB1418)

Introduced By

Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon) with support from co-patron Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)

Progress

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

Description

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. Amends § 56-585.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2017Presented and ordered printed 17103515D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/18/2017Assigned C&L sub: Renewable Energy
01/19/2017Impact statement from SCC (SB1418)
01/30/2017Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Read second time
02/02/2017Reading of amendments waived
02/02/2017Committee amendments agreed to
02/02/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1418E
02/02/2017Printed as engrossed 17103515D-E
02/02/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Passed by for the day
02/03/2017Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Placed on Calendar
02/08/2017Read first time
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/09/2017Impact statement from SCC (SB1418E)
02/16/2017Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Committee substitute printed 17105528D-H1
02/20/2017Read second time
02/21/2017Passed by for the day
02/22/2017Passed by for the day
02/23/2017Impact statement from SCC (SB1418H1)
02/23/2017Read third time
02/23/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105528D-H1
02/23/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1418H1
02/23/2017Passed House with substitute (98-Y 0-N 2-A)
02/23/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/23/2017House substitute agreed to by Senate (37-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2017Title replaced 17105528D-H1
03/07/2017Enrolled
03/07/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1418ER)
03/07/2017Signed by Speaker
03/09/2017Impact statement from SCC (SB1418ER)
03/10/2017Signed by President
03/13/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/13/17
03/13/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/20/2017Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/05/2017Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017House concurred in Governor's recommendation (97-Y 0-N 1-A)
04/05/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/05/2017Reenrolled
04/05/2017Reenrolled bill text (SB1418ER2)
04/05/2017Signed by President as reenrolled
04/05/2017Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/05/2017Enacted, Chapter 820 (effective 7/1/17)
04/05/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0820)

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 8 minutes.

Transcript

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

VISITORS TO OUR GALLERY AND TAKE UP OTHER MATTERS FOR THE MORNING HOUR. JUNIOR SENATOR FROM VIRGINIA BEACH, SENATOR DESTEPH.

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach): GOOD MORNING, MR. PRESIDENT. HOW ARE YOU TODAY?

[Unknown]: WELL. THANK YOU.

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach): TODAY I'D LIKE A MOMENT TO RECOGNIZE A COUPLE OF YOUNG LADIES WHO HAVE TRAVELED ALL THE WAY FROM BLACKSBURG. ONE OF THEM JUST SO HAPPENS TO BE RELATED TO MY SEAT MATE. SO WE HAVE HELEN GRAY DO NOT -- DUNNAVANT AND KIM GIVENS ALL WAIT FROM VIRGINIA TECH.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. WOULD HELEN AND KIM PLEASE RISE. THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE TRIP FROM BLACKSBURG. , A GRADE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY OUT THERE. AND THANKS FOR COMING TO WATCH YOUR MOM. SHE'S DOING A GREAT JOB IN THE SENATE. BEST OF WISHES TO YOU. I'D ASK THE MEMBERS OF THE SENATE TO PLEASE JOIN ME IN OFFERING HELEN AND KIM THE WARM WELCOME OF THE SENATE. (APPLAUSE). THE SENATOR FROM HANOVER, SENATOR MCDOUGLE.

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. RISE FOR THE PURPOSES OF AN INTRODUCTION.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville): MR. PRESIDENT, IT IS WITH MUCH TREPIDATION ON THE PART OF MY SEAT MATE THAT I GIVE RISE TO INTRODUCE A COUPLE OF HIS FAMILY MEMBERS, MR. PRESIDENT. THEY ARE JOINING US IN THE GALLERY. I ASK THAT IF WE COULD EXTEND THEM THE WARM WELCOME AND HAVE THEM STAND. FIRST IS CHANDLER AT THE BRIGHT YOUNG AGE OF 5, AND WE HAVE AUBREY AT THE AGE OF 11 AND COLLIN AT THE AGE OF 15. MANY OF YOU ALL HAVE SEEN COLLIN KEEPING SENATOR STANLEY STRAIGHT AND THE WATCHFUL EYE WHILE WE'VE BEEN HERE IN SESSION. MR. PRESIDENT, WE ALSO HAVE HIS LOVELY BRIDE, SPECIAL FRIEND, LAURA. I ASKED IF I COULD TELL THE MEMBERS AND THOSE JOINING US IN THE GALLERY HOW OLD LAURA WAS, AND HE GAVE ME THE AGE OF 19. SO HE HAS A VERY YOUNG FAMILY WITH HIM HERE TODAY, AND WE'RE HAPPY THAT THEY'RE HERE TO KEEP THE SENATOR STRAIGHT FOR THE WEEKEND AS WE CONTINUE OUR DILIGENT WORK.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. WOULD THE WIFE OF SENATOR STANLEY, LAURA STANLEY, CHANDLER, AUBREY AND COLLIN PLEASE RISE. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US THIS MORNING, AND I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE. LAURA, I'VE BEEN WANTING TO TALK TO YOU. (LAUGHTER). WE HAD A LITTLE BOWLING MATCH LAST YEAR IN WHICH CASE THE SENATOR FROM FRANKLIN COUNTY PREVAILED, AND HE CALLED FOR A REMATCH THIS YEAR, WHICH I AGREED TO, BUT HE WENT TO THE WRONG BOWLING ALLEY. THAT WAS HIS EXCUSE, SO I WOULD JUST TELL YOU THAT HE IS A BIT DIRECTIONALLY CHALLENGED, AND ON A LOT OF DAYS, HE DOESN'T KNOW WHETHER HE'S GOING LEFT OR RIGHT. (LAUGHTER). SO WE WELCOME YOU HERE. AND I WOULD ASK THE MEMBERS OF THE SENATE TO PLEASE JOIN ME IN OFFERING THE BEAUTIFUL FAMILY OF SENATOR STANLEY THE WARM WELCOME OF THE SENATE. (APPLAUSE). THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM BATH COUNTY, SENATOR DEEDS.

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I RISE FOR AN INTRODUCTION.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath): JOINING US IN THE GALLERY TODAY IS A GROUP OF STUDENTS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, STUDENT COUNCIL LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE THERE LED BY SECOND YEAR TAMEEZ. THE COMMITTEE ADVOCATES FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON BEHALF OF THE 22,000 STUDENTS WHO ATTEND UVA AND ENCOURAGE OTHER STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS. THIS PAST FALL, THIS COMMITTEE SHUTTLED OVER 1,000 STUDENTS TO POLLING LOCATIONS. THEY FOLLOWED CLOSELY THE BILLS BEFORE THIS BODY AND THE OTHER BODY DOWN THE HALL, AND THEY ENCOURAGED MANY STUDENTS TO ENGAGE IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS. I'D APPRECIATE IT, MR. PRESIDENT, IF YOU'D GIVE THE WARM GREETINGS OF THE SENATE TO ZIKIR TAMEEZ AND DELEGATION OF STUDENTS WHO CAME HERE TODAY.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU. WOULD MEMBERS OF THE STUDENT COUNCIL PLEASE RISE. IT YOU FOR MAKING THE TRIP FROM CHARLOTTESVILLE TO MR. JEFFERSON'S CAPITOL. WHAT A GREAT EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY YOU ALL HAVE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE. OUR DAUGHTER AUBREY GRADUATED IN 2013 AND JUST HAD A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE THERE. SO WE HOPE YOU'RE ENJOYING YOUR EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE. I'D ASK THE MEMBERS OF THE SENATE TO PLEASE JOIN ME IN OFFERING MEMBERS FROM THE UVA STUDENT COUNCIL THE WARM WELCOME OF THE SENATE. (APPLAUSE). THE SENATOR FROM ROANOKE CITY, SENATOR EDWARDS.

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke): MR. PRESIDENT, WE'RE DELIGHTED TODAY AND I WOULD CALL YOUR ATTENTION IN THE GALLERY TO THE PRESENCE OF THE VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDENT, DR. TIMOTHY SANZ, HIS LOVELY WIFE, DR. LAURA SANZ, THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR BABCOCK AND BRAND NEW OUTSTANDING COACH JUSTIN FUENTE. MR. PRESIDENT, THE VIRGINIA TECH HOKIE FOOTBALL TEAM, AS YOU KNOW, WON THE COASTAL DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE ACC, AND WENT ON TO THEIR 24th CONSECUTIVE BOWL GAME. THAT'S TRULY EXTRAORDINARY. AND IN A GAME PLAYED AT THE BELK BOWL IN CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES BEAT THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS 35 TO 24. BUT IF YOU WATCH THE GAME, YOU


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

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City): I move that we adopt the committee substitute.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): the question is on adoption of the committee substitute. As many as favor that motion say aye, those opposed no. The substitute is agreed to. The gentleman from scott.

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City): Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentle men of the house, we will now be the samitis the same as the governor's amendments on bill 1760 dealing with the pump storage facility and what the committee substitute and the governor's amendments do, they shift the new language on pump storage to another sub section to make clear that the public interest provisions are for the pump storage. I hope it would be the pleasure of the house to pass the bill.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): shall the bill pass? The clerk will close the roll.

[Unknown]: ayes 98, nos 0. ayes 98, nos 0. The bill is passed. senate bill 15148. A bill to amend and reenact a section of the code relating to Members, please take your seats.