Va. Alternative Energy & Coastal Protection Act; regulations to establish carbon dioxide cap, etc. (HB1273)

Introduced By

Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Alternative Energy and Coastal Protection Act. Directs the State Air Pollution Control Board to adopt regulations establishing a carbon dioxide cap and trade program to reduce emissions released by electric generation facilities. The regulations are required to comply with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative model rule. The measure authorizes the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality to establish, implement, and manage an auction program to sell allowances into a market-based trading program. The measure requires revenues from the sale of carbon allowances, to the extent permitted by Article X, Section 7 of the Constitution of Virginia, to be deposited in an interest-bearing account and to be distributed without further appropriation (i) to the Virginia Shoreline Resiliency Fund, (ii) to the VirginiaSAVES program, (iii) for certain programs in Southwest Virginia, and (iv) for administrative expenses. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2018Committee
01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103834D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/23/2018Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #3
01/30/2018Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (4-Y 6-N)
02/01/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1273)
02/13/2018Left in Commerce and Labor