Nuclear energy; strategic plan for overall goal of carbon-free energy. (SB549)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Nuclear energy; strategic plan. Directs the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, the Secretary of Commerce and Trade, and the Secretary of Education to work in coordination with the Virginia Nuclear Energy Consortium Authority and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority to develop a strategic plan for the role of nuclear energy in the Commonwealth's overall strategy for moving toward renewable and carbon-free energy. The plan shall be completed by October 1, 2020, and updated every four years thereafter. This bill is identical to HB 1303. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102786D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/10/2020Assigned C&L sub: Energy
01/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB549)
01/20/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/24/2020Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
02/18/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Committee substitute printed 20108595D-H1
02/20/2020Read second time
02/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB549H1)
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108595D-H1
02/21/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB549H1
02/21/2020Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/21/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Title replaced 20108595D-H1
03/02/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB549ER)
03/02/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB549ER)
03/02/2020Signed by Speaker
03/03/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/06/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 658 (effective 7/1/20)
04/06/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0658)