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 »

Status

02/27/2020: Passed the Senate

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)

Video

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