VA HB2444 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Passed on May 12 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-05-12 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0808)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


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.

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Offshore wind capacity; development, cost recovery.


Roll Calls

2023-02-16 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate (38-Y 2-N) (Y: 38 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-02-15 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-02-13 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (Y: 15 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-02-07 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (90-Y 5-N) (Y: 90 N: 5 NV: 0 Abs: 5) [PASS]
2023-02-02 - House - House: Reported from Commerce and Energy with amendment(s) (20-Y 2-N) (Y: 20 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2023-05-12 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0808)
2023-05-12 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 808 (effective 7/1/23)
2023-04-12 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 12, 2023
2023-04-12HouseCommunicated to Governor
2023-04-12HousePassed by for the day
2023-04-12HousePlaced on Calendar
2023-03-27HouseGovernor's substitute printed 23107766D-H1
2023-03-27HouseGovernor's recommendation received by House
2023-03-02 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 27, 2023
2023-03-02HouseEnrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 2, 2023
2023-02-23SenateSigned by President
2023-02-21HouseSigned by Speaker
2023-02-21HouseBill text as passed House and Senate (HB2444ER)
2023-02-16SenatePassed Senate (38-Y 2-N)
2023-02-16SenateRead third time
2023-02-15SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2023-02-13SenateReported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
2023-02-08SenateReferred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
2023-02-08SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2023-02-07HouseVOTE: Passage (90-Y 5-N)
2023-02-07HouseRead third time and passed House (90-Y 5-N)
2023-02-06HousePrinted as engrossed 23104886D-E
2023-02-06HouseEngrossed by House as amended HB2444E
2023-02-06HouseCommittee amendment agreed to
2023-02-06HouseRead second time
2023-02-05HouseRead first time
2023-02-02HouseReported from Commerce and Energy with amendment(s) (20-Y 2-N)
2023-01-20HouseReferred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
2023-01-20HousePresented and ordered printed 23104886D

Same As/Similar To

SB1441 (Same As) 2023-05-12 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0809)
SB1441 (Same As) 2023-05-12 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0809)


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