Greenhouse gas emissions inventory; regulations. (SB1282)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Greenhouse gas emissions inventory; regulations. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to conduct a statewide baseline and projection inventory of all greenhouse gas emissions and to update such inventory every four years. The bill requires that the inventory be published and included in the annual report of the State Air Pollution Control Board. The bill also authorizes the Board to adopt regulations necessary to collect data needed to conduct, update, and maintain the inventory. The bill exempts proprietary information collected by the Department from the mandatory disclosure requirements of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. Read the Bill »


03/12/2021: signed by governor


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101991D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1282)
01/26/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/26/2021Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2021Committee substitute printed 21103680D-S1
01/26/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/01/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1282S1)
02/03/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103680D-S1
02/04/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1282S1
02/05/2021Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2021Placed on Calendar
02/07/2021Read first time
02/07/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/09/2021Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
02/15/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
02/17/2021Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Read second time
02/22/2021Read third time
02/22/2021Passed House (56-Y 44-N)
02/22/2021VOTE: Passage (56-Y 44-N)
02/24/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1282ER)
02/24/2021Signed by President
02/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1282ER)
02/25/2021Signed by Speaker
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/12/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 98 (effective 7/1/21)
03/12/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0098)