Percentage of Income Payment Program and Fund; DHCD & DSS to adopt rules, etc., for adoption. (HB2330)

Introduced By

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utilities; Percentage of Income Payment Program. Requires the Department of Social Services (the Department), in consultation with, as it deems necessary, the Department of Housing and Community Development, to adopt rules or establish guidelines for the adoption, implementation, and general administration of the Percentage of Income Payment Program (PIPP) and the Percentage of Income Payment Fund (Fund). The bill requires the PIPP to commence no later than March 1, 2022.The bill establishes the Fund for the purposes of implementing and administering the PIPP and related programs. The bill requires Dominion Energy Virginia and American Electric Power to cooperate with the requests of the Department and the State Corporation Commission (the Commission) in the implementation and administration of the PIPP. The Commission is required to promulgate any rules necessary to ensure that funds collected from each utility's universal service fee are directed to the Fund. The bill requires the Commission to initiate proceedings to provide for an annual true-up of the universal service fee within 60 days of the commencement of the PIPP and on an annual or semiannual basis thereafter. The bill provides that the PIPP may utilize existing energy efficiency or related programs approved by the Commission. The bill authorizes the Department to determine what deficiencies exist in existing and available federal, state, local, or nonprofit programs to meet energy reduction obligations and to (i) make recommendations to the Commission or the utilities regarding such deficiency analysis and (ii) develop programs to address such deficiencies. The bill authorizes the Department to develop and implement non-utility energy efficiency programs and other programs for the reduction of energy use for eligible participants in the PIPP, provided that the Department engage in a stakeholder process and undertake a cost-benefit analysis in the development of any such programs. The bill requires that the Commission to make adjustments to the universal service fee as necessary to provide adequate funding for such programs. Additionally, the bill requires the Commission to initiate any proceedings to establish new energy efficiency or low-income programs proposed by a utility as necessary to provide service to PIPP participants over a timeframe to be determined by the Commission. The bill requires the Commission to issue an order providing for the non-bypassable universal service fee as soon as practicable following the bill's effective date. Read the Bill »


03/04/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Finance and Appropriations Committee


01/22/2021Presented and ordered printed 21102442D
01/22/2021Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/28/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2021Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Committee substitute printed 21103641D-H1
01/28/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2021Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
02/02/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/02/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 3-N)
02/03/2021Reported from Appropriations with amendment(s) (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2330H1)
02/03/2021Read first time
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Committee on Labor and Commerce substitute agreed to 21103641D-H1
02/04/2021Committee on Appropriations amendments agreed to
02/04/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB2330EH1
02/04/2021Printed as engrossed 21103641D-EH1
02/05/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2330EH1)
02/05/2021Read third time and passed House (54-Y 46-N)
02/05/2021VOTE: Passage (54-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2021Referred 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)
02/10/2021Assigned C&L sub: Energy
02/16/2021Reported from Commerce and Labor (8-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/17/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/17/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (11-Y 3-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Read third time
02/18/2021Passed by for the day
02/19/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/19/2021Floor substitute printed 21200482D-S1 (Mason)
02/19/2021Read third time
02/19/2021Committee amendment rejected
02/19/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/19/2021Substitute by Senator Mason agreed to 21200482D-S1
02/19/2021Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB2330S1
02/19/2021Passed Senate with substitute (20-Y 19-N)
02/19/2021Passed by temporarily
02/19/2021Senate substitute rejected by House 21200482D-S1 (0-Y 97-N)
02/19/2021VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N)
02/19/2021Senate insisted on substitute (37-Y 0-N)
02/19/2021Senate requested conference committee
02/19/2021House acceded to request
02/19/2021Conferees appointed by House
02/19/2021Delegates: Kory, Sullivan, O'Quinn
02/19/2021Conferees appointed by Senate
02/19/2021Senators: Mason, Lewis, Norment
02/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2330S1)
02/27/2021C Amended by conference committee
02/27/2021Conference substitute printed 21200668D-H2
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by House (51-Y 47-N)
02/27/2021VOTE: Agreed To (51-Y 47-N)
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by Senate (20-Y 19-N)

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