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)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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 »


Bill Has Passed


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)
03/04/2020Bill 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)


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.