Cooperative procurement of professional services; construction, solar power purchase agreements. (SB312)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Cooperative procurement of professional services; construction; solar power purchase agreements. Allows contracting entities to contract for the provision of solar services in order to reduce energy costs. The measure authorizes any contracting entity to purchase services under a solar services agreement entered into by another contracting entity, even if it did not participate in the request for proposals, if the request for proposals specified that the procurement was being conducted on behalf of other contracting entities. The measure specifies that terms and conditions of project agreements for the provision of solar energy that reference the terms and conditions of a master solar power purchase agreement shall be binding and effective for the life of the project agreements, whether or not the master power purchase agreement is still in effect. The bill provides that it is applicable to any solar services agreement regardless of the date of the agreement. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104236D
01/08/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB312)
02/05/2018Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Committee substitute printed 18106351D-S1
02/07/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Passed by for the day
02/09/2018Passed by for the day
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/12/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106351D-S1
02/12/2018Amendment by Senator Edwards withdrawn
02/12/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB312S1
02/13/2018Read third time and passed Senate (33-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Placed on Calendar
02/19/2018Read first time
02/19/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/19/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
02/19/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB312S1)
02/20/2018Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2019
03/06/2018Left in General Laws