VA HB572 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 9-0)
Status: Enrolled on March 18 2020 - 75% progression
Action: 2020-03-20 - Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]


Distributed renewable energy. Promotes the establishment of distributed renewable solar and other renewable energy. The measure (i) requires the State Corporation Commission to establish by regulation a shared solar program that allows multifamily customers of investor-owned utilities, other than American Electric Power, to purchase electric power through a subscription in a shared solar facility; (ii) raises the cap on the total amount of renewable energy that can be net metered in a utility's service territory from one percent to six percent, five percent of which is available to all customers and one percent of which is available only to low-income utility customers; (iii) raises the cap for net-metered nonresidential generation facilities from one megawatt to three megawatts; (iv) allows certain localities to install solar or wind facilities of up to five megawatts on government-owned property and use the electricity for government-owned buildings; (v) increases the cap on the capacity of generation from facilities from the customer's expected annual energy consumption to 150 percent of such amount for customers in Dominion Energy Virginia's service territory; (vi) prohibits standby charges for any residential customer-generator or agricultural customer-generator of an investor-owned utility other than Dominion Energy Virginia; and (vii) increases the cap on third party power purchase agreements to 500 megawatts for jurisdictional customers and 500 megawatts for nonjurisdictional customers of Dominion Energy Virginia and to 40 megawatts for customers of American Electric Power. The measure also amends the Commonwealth Energy Policy to include provisions supporting distributed generation of renewable energy.

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Distributed solar & other renewable energy; sales of electricity under third-party agreements.


Roll Calls

2020-03-08 - Senate - Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (23-Y 15-N) (Y: 22 N: 15 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-03-07 - House - House: VOTE: Adoption (62-Y 35-N 1-A) (Y: 62 N: 34 NV: 2 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2020-03-03 - Senate - Senate: Senate insisted on substitute (24-Y 15-N) (Y: 23 N: 15 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-03-02 - House - House: VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 100-N) (Y: 0 N: 99 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2020-02-27 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (23-Y 17-N) (Y: 22 N: 17 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-26 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (Y: 37 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-24 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (13-Y 2-N) (Y: 12 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-07 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (67-Y 31-N) (Y: 67 N: 30 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-04 - House - House: Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (16-Y 6-N) (Y: 16 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-30 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 2-N) (Y: 8 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-03-20 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
2020-03-20HouseEnrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
2020-03-19HouseSigned by Speaker
2020-03-18SenateSigned by President
2020-03-18HouseBill text as passed House and Senate (HB572ER)
2020-03-08SenateConference report agreed to by Senate (23-Y 15-N)
2020-03-07HouseVOTE: Adoption (62-Y 35-N 1-A)
2020-03-07HouseConference report agreed to by House (62-Y 35-N 1-A)
2020-03-07HouseConference substitute printed 20109768D-H2
2020-03-07 Conference: Amended by conference committee
2020-03-05SenateSenators: McClellan, Spruill, Vogel
2020-03-05SenateConferees appointed by Senate
2020-03-05HouseDelegates: Keam, Lopez, Runion
2020-03-05HouseConferees appointed by House
2020-03-04HouseHouse acceded to request
2020-03-03SenateSenate requested conference committee
2020-03-03SenateSenate insisted on substitute (24-Y 15-N)
2020-03-02HouseVOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 100-N)
2020-03-02HouseSenate substitute rejected by House 20109047D-S1 (0-Y 100-N)
2020-03-02HousePlaced on Calendar
2020-02-27SenatePassed Senate with substitute (23-Y 17-N)
2020-02-27SenateEngrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB572S1
2020-02-27SenateCommittee substitute agreed to 20109047D-S1
2020-02-27SenateReading of substitute waived
2020-02-27SenateRead third time
2020-02-26SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
2020-02-24SenateCommittee substitute printed 20109047D-S1
2020-02-24SenateReported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (13-Y 2-N)
2020-02-10SenateReferred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
2020-02-10SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2020-02-07HouseVOTE: Passage (67-Y 31-N)
2020-02-07HouseRead third time and passed House (67-Y 31-N)
2020-02-06HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute HB572H1
2020-02-06HouseCommittee substitute agreed to 20107625D-H1
2020-02-06HouseRead second time
2020-02-05HouseRead first time
2020-02-04HouseIncorporates HB912 (Simon)
2020-02-04HouseCommittee substitute printed 20107625D-H1
2020-02-04HouseReported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (16-Y 6-N)
2020-01-30HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 2-N)
2020-01-16HouseAssigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3
2020-01-15HouseReferred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
2020-01-15HouseReferred from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote
2020-01-06HouseReferred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
2020-01-06HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101906D

Same As/Similar To

HB1184 (Same As) 2020-03-20 - Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
SB710 (Same As) 2020-03-20 - Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

Code Citations

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1522109.4(n/a)See Bill Text

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