VA HB714 | 2020 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)
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]

Summary

Virginia Energy Plan; Commonwealth Energy Policy. Adopts findings that climate change is an urgent and pressing challenge for Virginia, that swift decarbonization and a transition to clean energy are required to meet the urgency of the challenge, and that the Commonwealth will benefit from being a leader in deploying a low-carbon energy economy. The measure states that the Commonwealth recognizes that the following objectives will advance the health, welfare, and safety of Virginians: (i) establishing sufficient supply and delivery infrastructure to enable widespread deployment of distributed energy resources; (ii) maximizing energy efficiency programs in order to produce electricity cost savings and to create jobs and revenue from the energy efficiency service sector; (iii) establishing greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals across Virginia's economy that reach net-zero emissions by 2045; (iv) requiring that pathways to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions be determined; (v) enabling widespread integration of distributed energy resources into the grid; (vi) mitigating the negative impacts of climate change and the energy transition on disadvantaged communities and prioritizing investment in these communities; (vii) developing the carbon-free energy resources required to fully decarbonize the electric power supply of the Commonwealth including deployment of 30 percent renewables by 2030 and realizing 100 percent carbon-free electric power by 2040; and (viii) ensuring that decision-making is transparent and includes opportunities for full participation by the public. The measure also states that it is the policy of the Commonwealth to (a) ensure the adequate supply of natural gas necessary to ensure the reliability of the electricity supply and the needs of businesses during the transition to renewable energy; (b) establish greenhouse gas emissions reduction standards across all sectors of Virginia's economy that target net-zero emissions carbon by 2045; (c) enact mandatory clean energy standards and overall strategies for reaching net-zero carbon in the electric power sector by 2040; (d) equitably incorporate requirements for technical, policy, and economic analyses and assessments that recognize the unique attributes of different energy resources and delivery systems to identify pathways to net-zero carbon that maximize Virginia's energy reliability and resilience, economic development, and jobs; and (e) minimize the negative impacts of climate change and the energy transition on economically disadvantaged or minority communities and prioritize investment in these areas. The measure also requires that the Virginia Energy Plan identify actions consistent with the goals of achieving a net-zero carbon economy by 2045 and include an inventory of all greenhouse gas emissions for the four years preceding the issuance of the Plan.

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Title

Virginia Energy Plan; climate change pressing challenge.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2020-03-08 - Senate - Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (21-Y 18-N) (Y: 20 N: 18 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-03-07 - House - House: VOTE: Adoption (53-Y 46-N) (Y: 53 N: 45 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-03-05 - Senate - Senate: Senate insisted on substitute (23-Y 17-N) (Y: 22 N: 17 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-03-05 - House - House: VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 95-N 1-A) (Y: 0 N: 94 NV: 4 Abs: 1) [FAIL]
2020-03-05 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (21-Y 19-N) (Y: 20 N: 19 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-03-04 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-03-02 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Finance and Appropriations (11-Y 2-N) (Y: 11 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-24 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (11-Y 2-N) (Y: 10 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-18 - Senate - Senate: Rereferred from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (12-Y 0-N) (Y: 12 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-11 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (55-Y 45-N) (Y: 55 N: 44 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-06 - House - House: Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (Y: 13 N: 9 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-04 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 4-N) (Y: 6 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
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 (HB714ER)
2020-03-18HouseEnrolled
2020-03-08SenateConference report agreed to by Senate (21-Y 18-N)
2020-03-07HouseVOTE: Adoption (53-Y 46-N)
2020-03-07HouseConference report agreed to by House (53-Y 46-N)
2020-03-07 Conference: Amended by conference committee
2020-03-06SenateSenators: Favola, Morrissey, Chafin, Bell
2020-03-06SenateConferees appointed by Senate
2020-03-05HouseDelegates: Reid, Ayala, Campbell, R.R.
2020-03-05HouseConferees appointed by House
2020-03-05HouseHouse acceded to request
2020-03-05SenateSenate requested conference committee
2020-03-05SenateSenate insisted on substitute (23-Y 17-N)
2020-03-05HouseVOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 95-N 1-A)
2020-03-05HouseSenate substitute rejected by House 20109054D-S1 (0-Y 95-N 1-A)
2020-03-05SenatePassed Senate with substitute (21-Y 19-N)
2020-03-05SenateEngrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB714S1
2020-03-05SenateCommittee substitute agreed to 20109054D-S1
2020-03-05SenateReading of substitute waived
2020-03-05SenateRead third time
2020-03-04SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2020-03-02SenateReported from Finance and Appropriations (11-Y 2-N)
2020-02-24SenateRereferred to Finance and Appropriations
2020-02-24SenateCommittee substitute printed 20109054D-S1
2020-02-24SenateReported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (11-Y 2-N)
2020-02-18SenateRereferred to Commerce and Labor
2020-02-18SenateRereferred from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (12-Y 0-N)
2020-02-12SenateReferred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
2020-02-12SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2020-02-11HouseVOTE: Passage (55-Y 45-N)
2020-02-11HouseRead third time and passed House (55-Y 45-N)
2020-02-10HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute HB714H1
2020-02-10HouseCommittee substitute agreed to 20107664D-H1
2020-02-10HouseRead second time
2020-02-09HouseRead first time
2020-02-06HouseReported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (13-Y 9-N)
2020-02-06HouseCommittee substitute printed 20107664D-H1
2020-02-04HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 4-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 20104864D

Same As/Similar To

SB94 (Same As) 2020-03-20 - Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

Virginia State Sources

TypeSource
Summaryhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+sum+HB714&201+sum+HB714
Texthttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+ful+HB714+hil
Texthttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+ful+HB714H1+hil
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Texthttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+ful+HB714ER+hil
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+H1403V0034+HB0714
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