Waste coal piles; Department of Energy to identify volume and number, use of coal ash. (SB120)

Introduced By

Sen. Travis Hackworth (R-Richlands)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Energy; waste coal piles; report. Directs the Department of Energy, in cooperation with public institutions of higher education serving the coalfield region of the Commonwealth, to identify the approximate volume and number of waste coal piles present in the area and options for cleaning up such waste coal piles, including potential use in electricity generation. The Department of Energy shall report its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly by December 1, 2022. The bill also directs the Department of Environmental Quality to convene a working group to evaluate opportunities for the development of public infrastructure projects at current or proposed sites for the storage of coal ash in the Commonwealth. The working group shall report its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly by December 1, 2022. This bill is identical to HB 657. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100174D
01/07/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/17/2022Impact statement from SCC (SB120)
01/21/2022Assigned C&L sub: Energy
01/31/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2022Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Committee substitute printed 22105032D-S1
02/07/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/10/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/10/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Committee substitute printed 22106476D-S2
02/11/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee substitute rejected 22105032D-S1
02/14/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106476D-S2
02/14/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB120S2
02/15/2022Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB120S2)
02/18/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB120S2)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
02/28/2022Assigned sub: Subcommittee #4
03/01/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
03/01/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
03/03/2022Reported from Commerce and Energy with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Committee substitute printed 22107302D-H1
03/07/2022Read second time
03/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB120H1)
03/08/2022Read third time
03/08/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22107302D-H1
03/08/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB120H1
03/08/2022Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
03/08/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022Title replaced 22107302D-H1
03/11/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB120ER)
03/11/2022Signed by President
03/11/2022Signed by Speaker
03/15/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB120ER)
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
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/27/2022Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022House concurred in Governor's recommendation BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
04/27/2022VOTE: Adoption (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/27/2022Reenrolled bill text (SB120ER2)
04/27/2022Signed by President as reenrolled
04/27/2022Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/27/2022Enacted, Chapter 711 (effective 7/1/22)
04/27/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0711)

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