Installed Solar Energy Equipment Program Grant Fund; created. (SB1496)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Income tax credit; solar energy equipment. Creates a grant program for the purchase and installation of solar energy equipment in certain nonresidential areas on and after January 1, 2019, to be administered by the Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy. The grant is capped at 35 percent of the installed cost of the system. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101604D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Finance
01/16/2019Impact statement from TAX (SB1496)
01/31/2019Reported from Finance with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Committee substitute printed 19106051D-S1
02/04/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Read second time
02/05/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106051D-S1
02/05/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1496S1
02/05/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Placed on Calendar
02/08/2019Read first time
02/08/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2019Assigned App. sub: Commerce, Agriculture, Natural Resources & Technology
02/13/2019Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
02/19/2019Left in Appropriations