Small agricultural generators; expands definition. (HB1994)

Introduced By

Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean) with support from co-patrons Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Chris Runion (R-Bridgewater), and Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Small agricultural generators; definition. Expands the definition of "small agricultural generator" to include any business operating a small agricultural generating facility that has been granted a manufacturer license as a distillery, limited distillery, brewery, limited brewery, winery, or farm winery. Under current law, small agricultural generators include only those businesses operating a small agricultural generating facility as part of an agricultural business. The bill requires the State Corporation Commission to initiate a rulemaking, after August 1, 2021, but prior to January 1, 2022, to promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of the bill. This bill incorporates HB 2215. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100994D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/14/2021Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3
01/15/2021Impact statement from SCC (HB1994)
01/18/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
01/19/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/19/2021Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2021Committee substitute printed 21103203D-H1
01/19/2021Incorporates HB2215 (Runion)
01/20/2021Read first time
01/21/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103203D-H1
01/21/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1994H1
01/22/2021Read third time and passed House (93-Y 6-N)
01/22/2021VOTE: Passage (93-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
01/25/2021Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/27/2021Impact statement from SCC (HB1994H1)
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)
02/17/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-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 (HB1994ER)
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/23/2021Impact statement from SCC (HB1994ER)
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 266 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0266)