Electric utilities; Transitional Rate Period, coal combustion residuals landfills. (SB808)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patrons Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utilities; Transitional Rate Period; coal combustion residuals landfills. Shortens the duration of the Transitional Rate Period (Period) for any Phase II Utility. The measure provides that the Period ends December 31, 2017, which is the date the Period is currently scheduled to end for a Phase I Utility. The measure provides that biennial reviews will commence in 2020 for both Phase I and Phase II Utilities, which advances the year of the first post-Period biennial review for a Phase II Utility by two years. The measure also provides that during the first biennial review after the Period, the State Corporation Commission shall determine whether the utility would have owed customers a refund during any test period in the Transitional Rate Period, and, if so, the utility may elect to expense up to 80 percent of costs associated with closure by removal of coal combustion residuals landfill or surface impoundments against its overearnings. The measure requires the owner or operator of any coal combustion residuals unit to submit reports on the costs associated with removal of coal combustion residuals landfill or surface impounds. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104062D
01/11/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/16/2018Impact statement from SCC (SB808)
02/07/2018Continued to 2019 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
11/30/2018Left in Commerce and Labor