Solar photovoltaic projects; special exceptions for any project. (SB870)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Special exceptions for solar photovoltaic projects. Authorizes a locality to include reasonable regulations and provisions in its zoning ordinance for a special exception for any solar photovoltaic (electric energy) project. The bill authorizes the governing body of such locality to grant a condition that includes (i) dedication of real property of substantial value or (ii) substantial cash payments for or construction of substantial public improvements, the need for which is not generated solely by the granting of a conditional use permit, so long as such proffered conditions are reasonably related to the project. This bill is identical to HB 655. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102704D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/13/2020Impact statement from DHCD (SB870)
01/18/2020Impact statement from DHCD (SB870)
02/03/2020Reported from Local Government with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Committee substitute printed 20107271D-S1
02/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Read second time
02/05/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107271D-S1
02/05/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB870S1
02/06/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Placed on Calendar
02/18/2020Read first time
02/18/2020Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/18/2020Assigned CC & T sub: Land Use
02/20/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/21/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/21/2020Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Committee substitute printed 20108734D-H1
02/25/2020Read second time
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108734D-H1
02/26/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB870H1
02/26/2020Passed House with substitute (97-Y 1-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: Passage (97-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Title replaced 20108734D-H1
03/05/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB870ER)
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/07/2020Signed 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
03/23/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 414 (effective 7/1/20)
03/23/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0414)