Va. Clean Economy Act; non-bypassable charges, energy-intensive trade-exposed (EITE) industries. (HB74)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Clean Economy Act; non-bypassable charges; energy-intensive trade-exposed (EITE) industries. Defines EITE industries as companies that are constrained in their ability to pass through carbon costs due to international competition, companies that engage in importation of products that cause emission leakage, and critical infrastructure facilities identified by certain federal agencies. The bill directs the State Corporation Commission to establish an EITE customer exemption pilot program for non-bypassable charges in certain provisions of the Virginia Clean Economy Act related to generation of electricity from renewable and zero carbon sources and development of offshore wind capacity. The EITE Pilot Program shall commence no later than January 1, 2023, and shall have an initial aggregate customer load of 2,000 megawatts based on each participating customer's load during the previous calendar year. The State Corporation Commission shall also submit a report on the status of the EITE Pilot Program by March 31, 2024. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101105D
01/04/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
01/12/2022Impact statement from SCC (HB74)
02/01/2022Assigned sub: Subcommittee #2
02/03/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 4-N)
02/08/2022Reported from Commerce and Energy with substitute (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Committee substitute printed 22105904D-H1
02/10/2022Read first time
02/11/2022Read second time
02/11/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105904D-H1
02/11/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB74H1
02/14/2022Read third time and passed House (53-Y 47-N)
02/14/2022VOTE: Passage (53-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Impact statement from SCC (HB74H1)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/18/2022Assigned C&L sub: Energy
02/28/2022Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)

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