Community solar development pilot program; low-income communities. (HB573)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg)

Progress

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

Description

Community solar development pilot program; low-income communities. Requires each incumbent electric utility to select for dedication to its community solar development pilot program one or more eligible generating facilities that are located within a low-income community as a condition for the utility's selection for dedication to its program any eligible generating facility that is located outside a low-income community. The bill requires the costs of the selected facilities in low-income communities to equal or exceed the costs of the eligible generating facility that is located outside a low-income community. These requirements apply to facilities selected on or after July 1, 2020. The bill defines a low-income community as a census tract that is designated in 2019 or thereafter as a qualified census tract for purposes of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. Such census tracts are required to have 50 percent of households with incomes below 60 percent of the area median gross income or have a poverty rate of 25 percent or more. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/06/2020Committee
01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100585D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/11/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB573)
01/15/2020Referred from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2020Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #3
01/30/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/04/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce (19-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Read first time
02/06/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/07/2020Read third time and passed House (90-Y 8-N)
02/07/2020VOTE: Passage (90-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/24/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor (13-Y 2-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 (25-Y 14-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Passed Senate (27-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Enrolled
03/04/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB573ER)
03/05/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB573ER)
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
04/06/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 663 (effective 7/1/20)
04/06/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0663)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.

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