Offshore Wind, Division of; established, report. (HB234)

Introduced By

Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Nancy Guy (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk), Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk), Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News), Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News)

Progress

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

Description

Division of Offshore Wind; established. Establishes the Division of Offshore Wind in the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy and gives it the following powers and duties: (i) to identify specific measures that will facilitate the establishment of the Hampton Roads region as a wind industry hub for offshore wind generation projects in state and federal waters off the United States coast; (ii) to coordinate state agencies' activities related to offshore wind; (iii) to develop and implement a stakeholder engagement strategy that identifies key groups, sets forth outreach objectives, and outlines a timeline for outreach and engagement; (iv) to identify regulatory and other barriers to the deployment of offshore wind and attraction of offshore wind supply chain businesses; and (v) to provide staff support for the Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority and facilitate fulfillment of the Authority's purpose and duties. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
12/29/2019Committee
12/29/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102566D
12/29/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2020Referred from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3
01/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB234)
01/30/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (10-Y 0-N)
02/04/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Committee substitute printed 20107171D-H1
02/05/2020Read first time
02/06/2020Read second time
02/06/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107171D-H1
02/06/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB234H1
02/07/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/07/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/11/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB234H1)
02/18/2020Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/25/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Read third time
02/27/2020Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Enrolled
03/04/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB234ER)
03/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB234ER)
03/05/2020Signed by Speaker
03/05/2020Signed 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 794 (effective 7/1/20)
04/07/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0794)

Video

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 1 minute.