Electric generating facility closures; integrated resource plan. (SB1247)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utilities; closure of carbon-emitting generating units. Requires each owner of a large carbon-emitting power plant to provide notice to relevant localities and state agencies about the decision to close the plant within 30 days of making such decision The bill requires localities in which such facilities are located, and planning district commissions in such localities, to conduct public hearings regarding the impending closure within six months of receipt of such notice. The bill requires the Division of Energy to maintain a public website listing the facilities subject to the requirements of the bill and their anticipated closure dates. As part of an integrated resource plan, the bill requires each utility to submit a facility retirement study for its carbon-emitting facilities and disclose the study to relevant localities and state agencies. This bill is identical to HB 1834. Read the Bill »


03/11/2021: signed by governor


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100754D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/19/2021Impact statement from SCC (SB1247)
01/25/2021Assigned C&L sub: Energy
01/27/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2021Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Committee substitute printed 21104032D-S1
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21104032D-S1
02/04/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1247S1
02/04/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2021Placed on Calendar
02/07/2021Read first time
02/07/2021Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Labor and Commerce
02/10/2021Impact statement from SCC (SB1247S1)
02/11/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/11/2021Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2021Committee substitute printed 21200124D-H1
02/15/2021Read second time
02/16/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/16/2021Read third time
02/16/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200124D-H1
02/16/2021Amendment by Delegate Ward agreed to
02/16/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment SB1247H1
02/16/2021Passed House with substitute with amendment (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2021VOTE: Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021House substitute with amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Title replaced 21200124D-H1
02/19/2021Impact statement from SCC (SB1247H1)
02/22/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1247ER)
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/23/2021Impact statement from SCC (SB1247ER)
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
03/11/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 42 (effective 7/1/21)
03/11/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0042)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1834.