Virginia Brownfield and Coal Mine Renewable Energy Grant Fund and Program; established, report. (HB1925)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Will Wampler (R-Abingdon), Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Brownfield and Coal Mine Renewable Energy Grant Fund and Program; handbook. Establishes the Virginia Brownfield and Coal Mine Renewable Energy Grant Fund and Program (the Fund and Program). The bill provides that no allocation of funds shall be made to the Fund or Program unless federal funds are available to cover the cost of such allocation. The Fund and Program shall be administered by the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for the purpose of awarding grants to renewable energy projects that are located on brownfields or previously coal mined lands, both defined in the bill. Grants are to be awarded on a basis of $500 per kilowatt of nameplate capacity from renewable energy sources that are located on previously coal mined lands and $100 per kilowatt of nameplate capacity from renewable energy sources that are located on brownfields. No more than $10 million shall be awarded to any previously coal mined lands project and no more than $5 million to any single brownfield project. No more than $35 million shall be allocated per year by the grant program. Of the $35 million, $20 million shall be reserved for previously coal mined lands projects. If less than $20 million is distributed to such projects, the remaining funds may be reallocated to brownfield projects. The bill also provides that the Department shall, in consultation with stakeholders, develop a handbook for renewable energy and energy storage development on brownfields and previously coal mined lands. Finally, the bill requires the Department to submit an annual report regarding administration of the Fund and Program to the General Assembly. However, the annual report shall not be required if the Fund and Program are not funded. Read the Bill »


07/25/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Finance and Appropriations Committee


01/10/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102691D
01/10/2021Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/14/2021Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3
01/18/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
01/19/2021Reported from Labor and Commerce (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/19/2021Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
01/20/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1925)
01/22/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
01/25/2021Reported from Appropriations (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2021Read first time
01/27/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/28/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
01/28/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2021Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/17/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Read third time
02/18/2021Passed Senate (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 (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1925ER)
02/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1925ER)
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/24/2021Signed by Speaker
02/25/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 25, 2021
02/25/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 141 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0141)

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