Solar energy projects; national standards. (HB656)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge)

Progress

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

Description

Solar energy projects; national standards. Authorizes a locality to include in its zoning ordinance provisions to incorporate generally accepted national environmental protection and product safety standards for the use of solar panels and battery technologies for solar photovoltaic (electric energy) projects. The bill contains an enactment clause that applies such generally accepted national standards to any such projects in the Commonwealth, notwithstanding any other provision of law, general or special. Read the Bill »

Status

02/19/2020: Passed the Senate

History

DateAction
01/06/2020Committee
01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102660D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/11/2020Impact statement from DHCD (HB656)
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
01/18/2020Impact statement from DHCD (HB656)
01/30/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (9-Y 1-N)
02/04/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Committee substitute printed 20107292D-H1
02/05/2020Read first time
02/06/2020Read second time
02/06/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107292D-H1
02/06/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB656H1
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 Local Government
02/17/2020Reported from Local Government with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Read third time
02/19/2020Reading of amendments waived
02/19/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/19/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/19/2020Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB875.

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