Electric utilities; electric school bus projects. (SB988)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

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

Description

Electric utilities; electric school bus projects. Authorizes Dominion Energy Virginia to implement projects designed to encourage the proliferation of school buses that are fueled in whole or in part by electricity, along with associated charging and other infrastructure, for the purpose of transporting students and that may also serve as electric grid stabilization or peak shaving resources. Under an electric school bus project, Dominion Energy Virginia may (i) purchase, own, manage, or control electric school buses, along with associated charging or other infrastructure; (ii) enter into third-party agreements for the purchase, lease, or use of electric school buses, along with associated charging or other infrastructure; (iii) enter into agreements with any school board of any public school division located in the Commonwealth for joint ownership of or for leasing on commercially competitive terms of electric school buses, along with associated charging or other infrastructure; (iv) provide financial incentives or rebates to any school board to promote or facilitate the purchase and ownership by such public school board of electric school buses, along with associated charging or other infrastructure; and (v) engage in other activities to promote the development and proliferation of electric school bus transportation in the Commonwealth. The bill also provides a tax exemption for electric school buses and associated charging and other infrastructure that is related or incidental to an authorized electric school bus project. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/15/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105634D
01/15/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/22/2020Impact statement from SCC (SB988)
01/23/2020Assigned C&L sub: Energy
02/09/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2020Committee substitute printed 20107510D-S1
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Amendment by Senator DeSteph withdrawn
02/11/2020Read second time
02/11/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107510D-S1
02/11/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB988S1
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Placed on Calendar
02/14/2020Read first time
02/14/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
02/25/2020Impact statement from SCC (SB988S1)
02/27/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Committee substitute printed 20109356D-H1
03/02/2020Read second time
03/03/2020Read third time
03/03/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20109356D-H1
03/03/2020Defeated by House (35-Y 57-N)
03/03/2020VOTE: DEFEATED (35-Y 57-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
03/03/2020Passed by for the day
03/04/2020Impact statement from SCC (SB988H1)
03/04/2020Passed by for the day
03/05/2020Read third time
03/05/2020Defeated by House (43-Y 54-N)
03/05/2020VOTE: DEFEATED (43-Y 54-N) (see vote tally)