Public school divisions; SCC to establish pilot program for schools generating electricity. (HB1451)

Introduced By

Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), and Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Net energy metering; schools. Directs Dominion Energy Virginia to conduct a pilot program, not exceeding 10 megawatts in the aggregate, under which any public school in the Commonwealth that generates more electricity from a wind-powered or solar-powered generation facility than it consumes in a billing period may either credit the excess electricity to the metered accounts of one or more other schools in the school division or be paid for the excess electricity at the contractually negotiated rate. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104925D
01/17/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/23/2018Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #3
02/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1451)
02/06/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (9-Y 0-N)
02/08/2018Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Committee substitute printed 18106739D-H1
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106739D-H1
02/12/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1451H1
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/15/2018Impact statement from SCC (HB1451H1)
02/26/2018Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Committee substitute printed 18107624D-S1
02/28/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Read third time
03/01/2018Reading of substitute waived
03/01/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107624D-S1
03/01/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1451S1
03/01/2018Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Placed on Calendar
03/05/2018Senate substitute agreed to by House 18107624D-S1 (99-Y 0-N)
03/05/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Impact statement from SCC (HB1451S1)
03/07/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1451ER)
03/07/2018Signed by Speaker
03/09/2018Impact statement from SCC (HB1451ER)
03/09/2018Signed by President
03/15/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2018
03/15/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/23/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 415 (effective 7/1/18)
03/23/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0415)