Solar and energy storage projects; siting agreements throughout the Commonwealth. (SB1207)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)

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. Read the Bill »

Status

01/18/2021: passed committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102067D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/18/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/18/2021Reported from Local Government with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2021Committee substitute printed 21103169D-S1
01/18/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

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