Energy conservation measures; establishes, providing incentives for development of electric energy. (HB2789)

Introduced By

Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol) with support from co-patrons Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington), and Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Direct the establishment of energy conservation measures providing incentives for the development of electric energy delivered from sunlight. Requires Dominion Power and Appalachian Power Company to a seek approval for a three-year program of energy conservation measures providing incentives to low-income, elderly, and disabled individuals in an amount not less than $25 million in the aggregate for the installation of measures that reduce residential heating and cooling costs and enhance the health and safety of residents. The measure also requires the utilities to develop a program of energy conservation measures providing incentives, open to low income, elderly and disabled individuals who also participate in the above-described incentive program, in an amount not to exceed $25 million in the aggregate, for the installation of equipment to develop electric energy derived from sunlight. The measure provides that the utilities may provide such incentives directly to customers or to organizations that assist low income, elderly and disabled individuals. The measure directs that in developing such incentive programs, each utility shall give consideration to low income, elderly and disabled persons residing in housing that a redevelopment and housing authority owns or controls. Read the Bill »


01/31/2019: passed committee


01/18/2019Presented and ordered printed 19105276D
01/18/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/22/2019Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #3
01/28/2019Impact statement from SCC (HB2789)
01/31/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee amendments agreed to
02/04/2019Engrossed by House as amended HB2789E
02/04/2019Printed as engrossed 19105276D-E
02/05/2019Impact statement from SCC (HB2789E)
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House (90-Y 9-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (90-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/18/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor (11-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Read third time
02/20/2019Passed Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Passed Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2789ER)
02/22/2019Signed by Speaker
02/22/2019Signed by President
02/25/2019Impact statement from SCC (HB2789ER)
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 748 (effective 7/1/19)
03/21/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0748)

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