Shared solar programs; established by electric cooperative, etc. (HB1634)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patron Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Shared solar programs. Requires each investor-owned electric utility to establish a shared solar program that allows customers to purchase electric power through a subscription in a shared solar facility, which is defined in the bill as a facility that, among other criteria, generates electricity by means of a solar photovoltaic device with a nameplate capacity rating that does not exceed 5,000 kilowatts. Read the Bill »


02/12/2020: In Committee


01/16/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105598D
01/16/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/21/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3
01/23/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1634)
02/04/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 1-N)
02/06/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/06/2020Committee substitute printed 20107909D-H1
02/06/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107909D-H1
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1634H1
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1634H1)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Commerce and Labor committee on 02/24/2020. It meets on Monday, 1/2 hour after adjournment - Senate Room B.

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