Solar energy projects; national standards. (SB875)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Solar energy projects; national standards. Authorizes a locality to include in its zoning ordinance provisions to incorporate generally accepted national standards for the use of solar panels and battery technologies for solar photovoltaic (electric energy) projects. This bill is identical to HB 656. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102705D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB875)
01/20/2020Rereferred from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2020Rereferred to Local Government
02/03/2020Reported from Local Government with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Committee substitute printed 20107535D-S1
02/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB875S1)
02/05/2020Read second time
02/05/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107535D-S1
02/05/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB875S1
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 (8-Y 0-N)
02/21/2020Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Read second time
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB875ER)
03/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB875ER)
03/05/2020Signed by President
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
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 402 (effective 7/1/20)
03/23/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0402)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB656.