Waste coal; removal in public interest. (HB1326)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utilities; removal of waste coal from previously mined sites; Commission on Electric Utility Regulation; sunset. Provides that, in furtherance of the need to address the environmental hazards of abandoned coal mines, the removal of waste coal from previously mined sites in the coalfield region of the Commonwealth is in the public interest. The bill extends the sunset date for the Commission on Electric Utility Regulation from July 1, 2022, to July 1, 2024, and provides that the Commission may review information on the approximate volume and number of waste coal piles present in the coalfield region of the Commonwealth and options for cleaning up such waste coal piles. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/21/2022Presented and ordered printed 22104901D
01/21/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
01/31/2022Assigned sub: Subcommittee #3
01/31/2022Impact statement from SCC (HB1326)
02/08/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
02/10/2022Reported from Commerce and Energy (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House (58-Y 41-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Passage (58-Y 41-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/18/2022Assigned C&L sub: Energy
02/28/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/28/2022Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Committee substitute printed 22107286D-S1
03/02/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Read third time
03/03/2022Reading of substitute waived
03/03/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22107286D-S1
03/03/2022Passed by for the day
03/04/2022Read third time
03/04/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1326S1
03/04/2022Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1326S1)
03/08/2022Senate substitute rejected by House 22107286D-S1 (0-Y 98-N)
03/08/2022VOTE: Rejected (0-Y 98-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022Senate requested conference committee
03/10/2022House acceded to request
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by House
03/10/2022Delegates: Kilgore, Wampler, Kory
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by Senate
03/10/2022Senators: Spruill, Ebbin, Pillion
03/10/2022C Amended by conference committee
03/10/2022Conference substitute printed 22107657D-H1
03/11/2022Conference report agreed to by House (74-Y 23-N)
03/11/2022VOTE: Adoption (74-Y 23-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2022Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/21/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1326ER)
03/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1326H1)
03/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1326ER)
03/21/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Signed by Speaker
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/07/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 177 (effective 7/1/22)
04/07/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0177)

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