DC B21-0650 | 2015-2016 | 21st Council


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-1)
Status: Passed on October 21 2016 - 100% progression
Action: 2016-10-21 - Law Number L21-0154 Effective from October 8, 2016, Projected Law Date is October 8, 2016
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [PDF]


Law 21-154 adds waste heat from combined and sanitary sewage systems, and effluence from wastewater treatment to the list of Tier 1 renewable sources; raises the renewable portfolio and solar requirements to 50% and 5% by the year 2032, respectively; increases financial penalties for electricity suppliers who fail to comply with the renewable energy portfolio standard for the applicable year; and establishes a program within the Department of Energy and the Environment to assist low-income households, seniors, nonprofits, and small local businesses increase their access to the benefits of solar power. The program is required to reduce by at least 50% the electric bills of at least 100,000 of the District's low-income households with high energy burdens by December 31, 2032.

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Renewable Portfolio Standard Expansion Amendment Act Of 2016


Roll Calls

2016-06-28 - Council - Amendment (Cheh) (Y: 13 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2016-06-28 - Council - Final Reading (Y: 13 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2016-06-07 - Council - First Reading (Y: 13 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2016-10-21CouncilLaw Number L21-0154 Effective from October 8, 2016, Projected Law Date is October 8, 2016
2016-08-24CouncilTransmitted to Congress, Projected Law Date is October 8, 2016
2016-08-05CouncilAct A21-0466 Published in DC Register Vol 63 and Page 10138
2016-07-25CouncilSigned with Act Number A21-0466
2016-07-25CouncilEnacted with Act Number A21-0466
2016-07-11CouncilTransmitted to Mayor, Response Due on July 25, 2016
2016-06-28CouncilAmendment (Cheh)
2016-06-28CouncilFinal Reading
2016-06-07CouncilFirst Reading
2016-06-01CouncilCommittee Report Filed
2016-06-01CouncilCommittee Mark-up of B21-0650
2016-05-23CouncilPublic Hearing Held
2016-05-13CouncilNotice of Public Hearing Published in the DC Register
2016-04-22CouncilNotice of Public Hearing Published in the DC Register
2016-03-04CouncilNotice of Intent to Act on B21-0650 Published in the DC Register
2016-03-01CouncilReferred to Committee on Transportation and the Environment
2016-03-01CouncilIntroduced in Legislative Meeting

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