Southwest Virginia Energy Research and Development Authority; created, sunset provision. (SB1707)

Introduced By

Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)

Progress

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

Description

Southwest Virginia Energy Research and Development Authority. Creates the Southwest Virginia Energy Research and Development Authority (the Authority) to promote opportunities for energy development in Southwest Virginia, to create jobs and economic activity in Southwest Virginia consistent with the Virginia Energy Plan, and to position Southwest Virginia and the Commonwealth as a leader in energy workforce and energy technology research and development. The Authority will be composed of 11 nonlegislative members, of whom four will be appointed by the Governor, four will be appointed by the Speaker of the House, and three will be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules. The Authority is charged with, among other tasks, (i) leveraging the strength in energy research and workforce development of Virginia's public and private institutions of higher education; (ii) supporting the development of pump storage hydropower in Southwest Virginia and energy storage generally; (iii) promoting the development of renewable energy generation facilities on brownfield sites, including abandoned mine sites; (iv) promoting energy workforce development; and (v) assisting energy technology research and development by promoting the development of a Southwest Virginia Energy Park. The bill has a sunset date of July 1, 2029. This bill is identical to HB 2747. Read the Bill »

Status

02/05/2019: Passed the Senate

History

DateAction
01/15/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104433D
01/15/2019Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/29/2019Reported from Local Government with amendment (7-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1707)
01/29/2019Reported from Local Government with substitute (7-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2019Committee substitute printed 19106198D-S1
01/29/2019Rereferred to Finance
01/31/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1707S1)
01/31/2019Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
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 19106198D-S1
02/05/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1707S1
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 Commerce and Labor
02/14/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Read second time
02/19/2019Read third time
02/19/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/19/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/19/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/19/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2019Enrolled
02/22/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1707ER)
02/22/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1707ER)
02/22/2019Signed by President
02/22/2019Signed by Speaker
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 556 (effective 7/1/19)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0556)

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