Clean Energy Advisory Board; increases membership. (HB1707)

Introduced By

Sen. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg) with support from co-patron Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Clean Energy Advisory Board. Expands the membership of the Clean Energy Advisory Board (the Board) from 15 to 17 members. The measure specifies that one of the new members shall be an expert with experience implementing low-income and middle-income incentive and loan programs for distributed renewable energy resources and that the other new member shall be an attorney who maintains a legal practice dedicated to rural development, rural electrification, and energy policy. The measure also repeals the sunset provision for the Board, which is scheduled to expire on July 1, 2022, and directs the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, in consultation with the Board, to develop guidelines to administer any public power renewable grant program established by the general appropriation act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105433D
01/17/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/22/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
01/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1707)
01/29/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Read first time
01/31/2020Floor substitute printed 20107153D-H1 (Aird)
02/03/2020Passed by temporarily
02/03/2020Read second time
02/03/2020Committee amendment rejected
02/03/2020Substitute by Delegate Aird agreed to 20107153D-H1
02/03/2020Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB1707H1
02/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1707H1)
02/04/2020Read third time and passed House (65-Y 33-N)
02/04/2020VOTE: Passage (65-Y 33-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/25/2020Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Read third time
02/28/2020Passed Senate (24-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1707ER)
03/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1707ER)
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
04/07/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 803 (effective 7/1/20)
04/07/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0803)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.