Electric generation facilities; SCC shall determine retirement of facilities. (HB528)

Introduced By

Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling) with support from co-patron Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Corporation Commission; retirement of coal-fired or natural gas-fired electric generation facilities. Requires the State Corporation Commission to determine the amortization period for recovery of any appropriate costs due to the early retirement of any coal-fired or natural gas-fired electric generation facilities owned or operated by any Phase I or Phase II Utility. The bill requires the Commission, in making such determination, to (i) perform an independent analysis of the remaining undepreciated capital costs; (ii) establish a recovery period that best serves ratepayers; and (iii) allow for the recovery of any carrying costs that the Commission deems appropriate. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103628D
01/05/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/11/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB528)
01/14/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3
02/04/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/04/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 4-N)
02/06/2020Committee substitute printed 20106462D-H1
02/06/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106462D-H1
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB528H1
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (55-Y 44-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (55-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/24/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Passed by for the day
02/28/2020Passed by for the day
03/02/2020Read third time
03/02/2020Passed by for the day
03/03/2020Passed by for the day
03/03/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB528H1)
03/04/2020Read third time
03/04/2020Reading of amendment waived
03/04/2020Committee amendment rejected (16-Y 23-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Amendments by Senator Norment withdrawn
03/04/2020Amendment by Senator Stuart agreed to
03/04/2020Passed by for the day motion rejected
03/04/2020Passed Senate with amendment (27-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Passed by for the day (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Read third time
03/05/2020Reading of amendment waived
03/05/2020Amendment by Senator Stuart agreed to
03/05/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/05/2020Passed Senate with amendments (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Senate amendments agreed to by House (50-Y 43-N)
03/05/2020VOTE: Adoption (50-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB528ER)
03/12/2020Signed by Speaker
03/12/2020Signed by President
03/13/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB528ER)
03/17/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 17, 2020
03/17/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/06/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 662 (effective 7/1/20)
04/06/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0662)


Bill P writes:

W/o piped gas what do you have. Even the EU is increasing pipeline capacity.