Electric generating facility closures; public disclosure, integrated resource plans. (HB1834)

Introduced By

Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling) with support from co-patrons Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), and Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utilities; closure of carbon-emitting generating units. Requires each owner of a large carbon-emitting power plant to provide notice to relevant localities and state agencies about the decision to close the plant within 30 days of making such decision The bill requires localities in which such facilities are located, and planning district commissions in such localities, to conduct public hearings regarding the impending closure within six months of receipt of such notice. The bill requires the Division of Energy to maintain a public website listing the facilities subject to the requirements of the bill and their anticipated closure dates. As part of an integrated resource plan, the bill requires each utility to submit a facility retirement study for its carbon-emitting facilities and disclose the study to relevant localities and state agencies. This bill is identical to SB 1247. Read the Bill »


03/11/2021: signed by governor


01/06/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100737D
01/06/2021Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/14/2021Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3
01/15/2021Impact statement from SCC (HB1834)
01/25/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (10-Y 0-N)
01/26/2021Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2021Committee substitute printed 21103066D-H1
01/27/2021Read first time
01/28/2021Read second time
01/28/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103066D-H1
01/28/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1834H1
01/29/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/29/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2021Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/02/2021Impact statement from SCC (HB1834H1)
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/15/2021Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Committee substitute printed 21200208D-S1
02/17/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Read third time
02/18/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/18/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200208D-S1
02/18/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1834S1
02/18/2021Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021Senate substitute agreed to by House 21200208D-S1 (98-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Impact statement from SCC (HB1834S1)
02/22/2021Placed on Calendar
02/25/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1834ER)
02/25/2021Signed by President
02/26/2021Impact statement from SCC (HB1834ER)
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/11/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 41 (effective 7/1/21)
03/11/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0041)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1247.