Solar and energy storage projects; siting agreements throughout the Commonwealth. (HB2201)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk)

Progress

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

Description

Solar and energy storage projects; siting agreements throughout the Commonwealth. Expands existing provisions related to siting agreements for solar projects located in an opportunity zone to include energy storage projects and makes the provisions statewide. The bill provides that its provisions shall not apply to any energy storage project that has received zoning and site plan approval, preliminary or otherwise, from the host locality before January 1, 2021. The bill also provides that its provisions shall not become effective with respect to energy storage projects unless the General Assembly approves legislation that authorizes localities to adopt an ordinance for taxation of energy storage projects such as solar projects with a local option for machinery and tools tax or solar revenue share. The bill further provides that a locality may grant a special exception for an energy storage project. Read the Bill »

Status

01/22/2021: passed committee

History

DateAction
01/13/2021Committee
01/13/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102743D
01/13/2021Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/19/2021Assigned CC & T sub: Land Use
01/21/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 1-N)
01/22/2021Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)

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