Carbon trading program; allocation of allowances, new facility. (SB992)

Introduced By

Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)

Progress

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

Description

Carbon trading program; allocation of allowances; new facility. Directs the State Air Pollution Control Board (the Board) to allocate allowances for three years to any electric power generating facility that was permitted prior to the June 26, 2019, effective date of the Board's carbon trading regulations. The bill requires an accounting comparison to actual emissions at the end of the three-year period and the allocation of further allowances pursuant to Board regulations thereafter. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/16/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105219D
01/16/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/24/2020Rereferred from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2020Rereferred to Commerce and Labor
01/28/2020Assigned C&L sub: Energy
01/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB992)
02/03/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Passed Senate (25-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Passed Senate (27-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/14/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
02/19/2020Referred from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/19/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
02/27/2020Stricken from docket by Labor and Commerce (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Comments

Beth Kreydatus writes:

This bill is a fossil fuel subsidy, and it was written to benefit two investment merchant gas plants proposed for Charles City County. There is significant opposition in Charles City to the construction of those plants, and residents there question why Democrats would be sponsoring legislation that would explicitly benefit new gas plant construction, built in a majority minority county, over the opposition of the community. This bill was written to make money for wealthy investors, not to protect the environment.

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