Distributed renewable energy; sale of electricity under third-party sales agreements. (HB1647)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patron Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge)

Progress

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

Description

Distributed renewable energy. Promotes the establishment of distributed renewable solar and other renewable energy. The measure (i) increases from one percent to six percent the systemwide cap on the total amount of renewable energy that can be net metered in a utility's service territory, (ii) authorizes third-party power purchase agreements for all customers of investor-owned utilities, (iii) removes the restriction on customers installing a net-metered generation facility larger than that required to meet their previous 12 months' demand, (iv) raises the cap for net-metered nonresidential generation facilities from one megawatt to three megawatts, and (v) removes the ability of a Phase I Utility to assess standby charges. The measure also amends the Commonwealth Energy Policy to include provisions supporting distributed generation of renewable energy. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/16/2020Committee
01/16/2020Presented and ordered printed 20104629D
01/16/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/21/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3
01/22/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1647)
02/04/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 4-N)
02/06/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/06/2020Committee substitute printed 20107899D-H1
02/06/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107899D-H1
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1647H1
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (55-Y 45-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (55-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1647H1)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/24/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Committee substitute printed 20109065D-S1
02/26/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Read third time
02/27/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/27/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20109065D-S1
02/27/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1647S1
02/27/2020Passed Senate with substitute (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Placed on Calendar
03/02/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1647S1)
03/02/2020Senate substitute agreed to by House 20109065D-S1 (55-Y 43-N 1-A)
03/02/2020VOTE: Adoption (55-Y 43-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Enrolled
03/05/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1647ER)
03/05/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB1647ER)
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/06/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/11/2020Governor's recommendation received by House
04/11/2020Governor's substitute printed 20110083D-H2
04/22/2020VOTE: (52-Y 39-N)
04/22/2020Placed on Calendar
04/22/2020House concurred in Governor's recommendation (52-Y 39-N)
04/22/2020Amendments specific and severable (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/22/2020Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (25-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
04/22/2020G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/22/2020Reenrolled
04/22/2020Reenrolled bill text (HB1647ER2)
04/22/2020Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/22/2020Signed by President as reenrolled
04/22/2020Enacted, Chapter 1239 (effective 7/1/20)
04/22/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1239)
05/01/2020VOTE: (52-Y 39-N)

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