Resilience hub pilot program; established. (HB959)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

Establishing a resilience hub pilot program to assist vulnerable communities during emergency situations. Directs the Department of Emergency Management to establish a two-year resilience hub pilot program to assist vulnerable communities during emergency situations. The bill defines a "resilience hub" as a simple combination of solar panels and batteries that ensures continuous power to a publicly accessible building when severe weather events or other grid disruptions cause an electrical outage. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Committee
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102979D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2020Referred from Courts of Justice
01/15/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3
01/22/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB959)
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
01/28/2020Continued to 2021 in Labor and Commerce

Comments

Susan writes:

This is a very important measure that will protect communities in emergency situations. It should be extended to all communities; please eliminate the restriction to “vulnerable” communities.

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