Virginia Brownfield and Coal Mine Renewable Energy Grant Fund and Program; established. (HB754)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg), Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Will Wampler (R-Abingdon), Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan), Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Brownfield and Coal Mine Renewable Energy Grant Fund and Program; handbook. Establishes the Virginia Brownfield Renewable Energy and Coal Mine Grant Fund and Program. The fund and program shall be administered by the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, for the purpose of awarding grants to renewable energy projects that are located on brownfields or previously coal mined lands. Grants are to be awarded on a basis of $500 per kilowatt of nameplate capacity from renewable energy sources that are located on previously coal mined lands and $100 per kilowatt of nameplate capacity from renewable energy sources that are located on brownfields. No more than $10 million shall be awarded to any previously coal mined lands project and no more than $5 million to any single brownfield project. No more than $35 million shall be allocated per year by the grant program. Of the $35 million, $20 million shall be reserved for previously coal mined lands projects. If less than $20 million is distributed to such projects, the remaining funds may be reallocated to brownfield projects. The bill also provides that, subject to appropriation, the Department shall, in consultation with stakeholders, develop a guidebook for renewable energy and energy storage development on brownfields and previously coal mined lands. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Committee
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102266D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/14/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB754)
01/22/2020Referred from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/22/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/28/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3
02/04/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/04/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/11/2020Left in Appropriations

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