Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative; prohibition on participation by Commonwealth. (HB2611)

Introduced By

Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill) with support from co-patrons Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke), Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), and Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria)

Progress

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

Description

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative; prohibition on participation by Commonwealth. Prohibits the Governor or any state agency from adopting any regulation establishing a carbon dioxide cap-and-trade program or bringing about the participation by the Commonwealth in a regional market for the trading of carbon dioxide allowances. The bill provides that the Commonwealth shall be allowed to participate in such a cap-and-trade program if the House of Delegates and the Senate of Virginia each adopt a resolution by a two-thirds vote that specifically references and approves the regulatory text proposed for adoption by a state agency. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/09/2019Committee
01/09/2019Presented and ordered printed 19103557D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/16/2019Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #1
01/21/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 2-N)
01/23/2019Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Read first time
01/28/2019Read second time
01/28/2019Pending question ordered
01/28/2019Engrossed by House
01/29/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2611)
01/29/2019Read third time and passed House (51-Y 48-N)
01/29/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (51-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/07/2019Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Passed by for the day
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Passed Senate (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Passed Senate (20-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Enrolled
02/15/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2611ER)
02/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2611ER)
02/15/2019Signed by Speaker
02/15/2019Signed by President
02/19/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/19/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 19, 2019
02/19/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/14/2019G Vetoed by Governor
04/03/2019House sustained Governor's veto

Comments

Judith C Hinch writes:

Please do not hamper efforts to fight climate change. We need to reduce our Greenhouse gas emissions and increase our use of clean energy. All tools to do this should be on the table, including cap-and-trade.
Judy Hinch

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