Electric utilities; right to shop. (HB868)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), and Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria)

Progress

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

Description

Electric utilities; right to shop. Authorizes individual retail customers of electric energy to purchase electric energy provided 100 percent from renewable energy from any licensed competitive supplier of electric energy, including any incumbent electric utility. Currently such customers may purchase electric power from such suppliers, other than an incumbent electric utility that is not the incumbent electric utility serving the exclusive territory in which the customer is located, only if their incumbent electric utility does not offer an approved tariff for electric energy provided 100 percent from renewable energy. The measure also provides that a cooperative utility customer eligible to take service under a tariff for electric energy provided 100 percent from renewable energy is prohibited from purchasing electric energy provided 100 percent from renewable energy from a licensed supplier, except such customer is authorized to continue purchasing renewable energy pursuant to the terms of a power purchase agreement in effect on the date the cooperative serving it filed with the Commission such tariff for electric energy provided 100 percent from renewable energy for the duration of such agreement. Read the Bill »

Status

02/12/2020: In Committee

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Committee
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102574D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
01/16/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB868)
02/06/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/06/2020Committee substitute printed 20107673D-H1
02/06/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107673D-H1
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB868H1
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (55-Y 44-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (55-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB868H1)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Commerce and Labor committee on 02/24/2020. It meets on Monday, 1/2 hour after adjournment - Senate Room B.

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