Comprehensive plan; solar facilities review. (HB657)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Comprehensive plan; solar facilities review. Exempts a solar facility that is 150 megawatts or less from the requirement that it be reviewed for substantial accord with a locality's comprehensive plan if the zoning ordinance of the locality permits solar facilities with a conditional use permit and the locality waives the requirement that solar facilities be reviewed. Read the Bill »


02/24/2020: passed committee


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102662D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/11/2020Impact statement from DHCD (HB657)
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 (HB657)
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 (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Committee substitute printed 20107257D-H1
02/05/2020Read first time
02/06/2020Read second time
02/06/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107257D-H1
02/06/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB657H1
02/07/2020Read third time and passed House (59-Y 41-N)
02/07/2020VOTE: Passage (59-Y 41-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2020Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/24/2020Reported from Local Government with substitute (10-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Committee substitute printed 20108882D-S1


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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The following bills are identical to this one: SB893.

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