Offshore wind capacity; development, cost recovery. (SB1441)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) with support from co-patron Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Development of offshore wind capacity; cost recovery. Requires the State Corporation Commission, in conducting its review of requests for cost recovery by a Phase II Utility for costs associated with generating facilities utilizing energy derived from offshore wind, to give due consideration to the economic development benefits of the project for the Commonwealth, including capital investments and job creation, arising from project construction and operation and the manufacture of wind turbine generator components and subcomponents. The bill also accelerates the timeline from 2034 to 2032 for public utilities to construct or purchase one or more offshore wind generation facilities located off the Commonwealth's Atlantic shoreline or in federal waters and interconnected directly into the Commonwealth. This bill is identical to HB 2444. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2023Presented and ordered printed 23102981D
01/11/2023Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/24/2023Assigned C&L sub: Energy
01/25/2023Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/26/2023Impact statement from SCC (SB1441)
02/06/2023Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/06/2023Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2023Committee substitute printed 23106114D-S1
02/07/2023Read second time
02/07/2023Reading of substitute waived
02/07/2023Committee substitute agreed to 23106114D-S1
02/07/2023Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1441S1
02/07/2023Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2023Passed Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2023Placed on Calendar
02/10/2023Read first time
02/10/2023Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
02/13/2023Impact statement from SCC (SB1441S1)
02/16/2023Reported from Commerce and Energy (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2023Read second time
02/21/2023Read third time
02/21/2023Passed House (87-Y 12-N)
02/21/2023VOTE: Passage (87-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2023Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1441ER)
02/24/2023Signed by President
02/24/2023Signed by Speaker
02/27/2023Impact statement from SCC (SB1441ER)
03/02/2023Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 2, 2023
03/02/2023G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 27, 2023
03/27/2023Governor's recommendation received by Senate
03/27/2023Governor's substitute printed 23107768D-S2
04/12/2023Passed by for the day
04/12/2023Communicated to Governor
05/12/2023G Approved by Governor-Chapter 809 (effective 7/1/23)
05/12/2023G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0809)

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