VA HB1718 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Engrossed on February 4 2019 - 50% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2019-02-11 - Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor with letter (10-Y 3-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Electric utilities; fuel cost recovery. Requires an electric utility, as a condition of approval of any request by an electric utility for recovery through its fuel factor of costs incurred under a natural gas capacity contract not previously subject to review in a fuel factor case, to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that, at the time the contract giving rise to the costs for which recovery is sought was executed, the utility had (i) identified and determined the date and amount of new fueling resource it needed; (ii) objectively studied all available alternative fueling resource options, including options other than new capacity contract or contracts to meet the identified and determined need; and (iii) concluded on the basis of such identifications, determinations, and studies that the pipeline capacity contract or contracts were the lowest-cost available option, taking into consideration fixed and variable costs and a reasonable projection of utilization.

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Electric utilities; fuel cost recovery.


Roll Calls

2019-02-11 - Senate - Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor with letter (10-Y 3-N) (Y: 10 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-05 - House - House: VOTE: PASSAGE (57-Y 40-N 1-A) (Y: 57 N: 40 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2019-01-31 - House - House: Reported from Commerce and Labor (11-Y 8-N) (Y: 11 N: 8 NV: 2 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2019-01-24 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 2-N) (Y: 8 N: 2 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-02-11SenatePassed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor with letter (10-Y 3-N)
2019-02-06SenateReferred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
2019-02-06SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2019-02-05HouseVOTE: PASSAGE (57-Y 40-N 1-A)
2019-02-05HouseRead third time and passed House (57-Y 40-N 1-A)
2019-02-04HouseRead second time and engrossed
2019-02-03HouseRead first time
2019-01-31HouseReported from Commerce and Labor (11-Y 8-N)
2019-01-24HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 2-N)
2019-01-10HouseAssigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #3
2018-12-17HouseReferred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
2018-12-17HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102941D

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