Virginia Energy Plan; covenants regarding solar power, reasonable restrictions. (HB414)

Introduced By

Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), and Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Energy Plan; covenants regarding solar power; reasonable restrictions. Provides that a restriction on solar energy collection devices is not reasonable if application of the restriction to a particular proposal (i) increases the cost of installation of the solar energy collection device by five percent over the projected cost of the initially proposed installation or (ii) reduces the energy production by the solar energy collection device by 10 percent below the projected energy production of the initially proposed installation. The owner shall provide documentation prepared by an independent solar panel design specialist that is satisfactory to the community association to show that the restriction is not reasonable according to the criteria established in the bill. Read the Bill »


02/04/2020: In Committee


01/02/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103320D
01/02/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB414)
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
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 2-N)
01/28/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2020Committee substitute printed 20106905D-H1
01/28/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Read first time
01/31/2020Read second time
01/31/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106905D-H1
01/31/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB414H1
02/03/2020Read third time and passed House (95-Y 4-N)
02/03/2020VOTE: Passage (95-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB414H1)
02/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources


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