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. Provides that certain solar facilities shall be deemed to be substantially in accord with a locality's comprehensive plan if the locality waives the requirement that solar facilities be reviewed for substantial accord with the comprehensive plan. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


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
02/25/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/26/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108882D-S1
02/26/2020Passed by for the day
02/27/2020Passed by for the day
02/28/2020Passed by for the day
03/02/2020Passed by for the day
03/03/2020Passed by for the day
03/04/2020Read third time
03/04/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB657S1
03/04/2020Passed Senate with substitute (26-Y 13-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Placed on Calendar
03/05/2020Senate substitute agreed to by House 20108882D-S1 (65-Y 32-N 1-A)
03/05/2020VOTE: Adoption (65-Y 32-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/12/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB657ER)
03/12/2020Signed by Speaker
03/12/2020Signed by President
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 665 (effective 7/1/20)
04/06/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0665)


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.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB893.