Electric utility regulation and retail competition; SCC to conduct pilot program. (HB889)

Introduced By

Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News) with support from co-patrons Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge), and Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utilities; retail competition; pilot program. Requires the State Corporation Commission to conduct a pilot program under which two or more certain nonresidential customers within the service territory of Dominion Energy Virginia, are permitted to purchase electric energy from any supplier of electric energy licensed to sell electric energy within the Commonwealth. The aggregated load participating in the pilot program is limited to 200 megawatts. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104476D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/14/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB889)
01/16/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3
02/06/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/06/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce with amendments (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/10/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB889E
02/10/2020Printed as engrossed 20104476D-E
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (56-Y 44-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (56-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/19/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB889E)
02/24/2020Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (8-Y 6-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Reconsidered by Commerce and Labor
03/02/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Committee substitute printed 20109426D-S1
03/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Read third time
03/05/2020Reading of substitute waived
03/05/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20109426D-S1
03/05/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB889S1
03/05/2020Passed Senate with substitute (29-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Senate substitute agreed to by House 20109426D-S1 (55-Y 44-N)
03/06/2020VOTE: Adoption (55-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB889S1)
03/12/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB889ER)
03/12/2020Signed by Speaker
03/12/2020Signed by President
03/13/2020Impact statement from SCC (HB889ER)
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
04/07/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 796 (effective 7/1/20)
04/07/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0796)