VA HB1270 | 2018 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 8-0)
Status: Vetoed on April 9 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-04-18 - House sustained Governor's veto
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]


Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative; prohibition on participation by Commonwealth. Prohibits the Governor or any state agency from adopting any regulation establishing a carbon dioxide cap-and-trade program or bringing about the participation by the Commonwealth in a regional market for the trading of carbon dioxide allowances. The bill provides that the Commonwealth shall be allowed to participate in such a cap-and-trade program if the House of Delegates and the Senate of Virginia each adopt a resolution that specifically references and approves the regulatory text proposed for adoption by a state agency.

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Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative; prohibition on participation by Commonwealth.


Roll Calls

2018-03-01 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate (21-Y 19-N) (Y: 21 N: 19 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-28 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-26 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor (11-Y 4-N) (Y: 11 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-07 - House - House: VOTE: PASSAGE (51-Y 47-N) (Y: 51 N: 47 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-01-30 - House - House: Reported from Commerce and Labor (12-Y 10-N) (Y: 12 N: 10 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2018-04-18HouseHouse sustained Governor's veto
2018-04-09 Governor: Vetoed by Governor
2018-03-14 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
2018-03-14HouseEnrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 14, 2018
2018-03-08SenateSigned by President
2018-03-05HouseSigned by Speaker
2018-03-05HouseBill text as passed House and Senate (HB1270ER)
2018-03-01SenatePassed Senate (21-Y 19-N)
2018-03-01SenateRead third time
2018-02-28SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2018-02-26SenateReported from Commerce and Labor (11-Y 4-N)
2018-02-08SenateReferred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
2018-02-08SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2018-02-07HouseVOTE: PASSAGE (51-Y 47-N)
2018-02-07HouseRead third time and passed House (51-Y 47-N)
2018-02-06HouseRead second time and engrossed
2018-02-05HousePassed by for the day
2018-02-02HousePassed by for the day
2018-02-01HouseRead first time
2018-01-30HouseReported from Commerce and Labor (12-Y 10-N)
2018-01-10HouseReferred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
2018-01-10HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103053D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
1011184.1(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments