Energy efficiency programs; definitions, incremental annual savings. (HB746)

Introduced By

Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall) with support from co-patron Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Energy efficiency programs; incremental annual savings. Provides that for the 2029 program year and all subsequent years, "in the public interest" for the purpose of assessing energy efficiency programs means that the State Corporation Commission determines that the program is cost-effective. The bill directs the Commission to promulgate regulations no later than September 30, 2025, establishing a single, consistent cost-effectiveness test for use in evaluating proposed energy efficiency programs. The bill requires Dominion Energy Virginia and Appalachian Power Company to track, quantify, and report to the Commission the incremental annual savings, as defined in the bill, achieved by such utility's energy efficiency programs. This bill is identical to SB 565. Read the Bill »


According to the fiscal impact statement, this legislation (HB746) is estimated to have no fiscal impact on the State Corporation Commission.

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Bill Has Passed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101834D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2024Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3
01/25/2024Impact statement from SCC (HB746)
01/31/2024Impact statement from SCC (HB746)
02/06/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/06/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 2-N)
02/08/2024Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Committee substitute printed 24106758D-H1
02/11/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106758D-H1
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB746H1
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House (90-Y 7-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Passage (90-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/20/2024Impact statement from SCC (HB746H1)
02/26/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/26/2024Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Committee substitute printed 24107976D-S1
02/28/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107976D-H1
02/29/2024Read third time
02/29/2024Reading of substitute waived
02/29/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107976D-S1
02/29/2024Reading of amendment waived
02/29/2024Amendment by Senator Deeds agreed to
02/29/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB746S1
02/29/2024Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Senate substitute with amendment agreed to by House 24107976D-H1 (90-Y 8-N)
03/04/2024Senate substitute with amendment agreed to by House 24107976D-S1 (90-Y 8-N)
03/04/2024VOTE: Adoption (90-Y 8-N)
03/07/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB746ER)
03/07/2024Signed by Speaker
03/08/2024Impact statement from SCC (HB746S1)
03/08/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/08/2024Governor's recommendation received by House
04/17/2024House concurred in Governor's recommendation (95-Y 5-N)
04/17/2024VOTE: Adoption (95-Y 5-N)
04/17/2024Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 1-N)
04/17/2024G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/17/2024Reenrolled bill text (HB746ER2)
04/17/2024Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/17/2024Signed by President as reenrolled
04/17/2024Enacted, Chapter 818 (effective 7/1/24)

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