State and local buildings, certain; building standards. (HB2001)

Introduced By

Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station) with support from co-patron Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Building standards for certain state and local buildings. Requires that any executive branch agency or institution or locality entering the design phase for the construction of a new building greater than 5,000 gross square feet in size or the renovation of a building where the cost of the renovation exceeds 50 percent of the value of the building ensure that such building has sufficient electric vehicle charging infrastructure, defined in the bill, and has features that permit the agency or institution to track the building's energy efficiency and carbon emissions. The bill authorizes the Director of the Department of General Services to grant exemptions to such standards, in writing and with certain terms. The bill requires agencies to annually report to the Governor the energy efficiency and carbon emissions metrics for each such building built or renovated. The bill requires localities to design such building projects according to the same standards. The bill requires that any exemption from the standards granted by resolution of the governing body of a locality be made in writing and explain the basis for granting the exemption. Read the Bill »


01/25/2021: passed committee


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102562D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/2021Assigned GL sub: Open Government/Procurement
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2001)
01/19/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/19/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
01/21/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/21/2021Reported from General Laws with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Committee substitute printed 21103258D-H1
01/21/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/22/2021Assigned App. sub: Capital Outlay
01/23/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2001H1)
01/25/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 2-N)
01/25/2021Reported from Appropriations with substitute (13-Y 9-N)
01/25/2021Committee substitute printed 21103607D-H2
01/25/2021Substitute bill reprinted 21103607D-H2

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