VA HB981 | 2020 | Regular Session

Status

Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)
Status: Passed on April 22 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-04-22 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1219)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]

Summary

Clean Energy and Community Flood Preparedness Act; fund. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to incorporate into regulations previously adopted by the State Air Pollution Control Board certain provisions establishing a carbon dioxide cap and trade program to reduce emissions released by electric generation facilities. Such provisions are required to comply with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative model rule. The bill authorizes the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality to establish, implement, and manage an auction program to sell allowances into a market-based trading program. The bill requires revenues from the sale of carbon allowances, to the extent permitted by Article X, Section 7 of the Constitution of Virginia, to be deposited in an interest-bearing account and to be distributed without further appropriation (i) to the Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund; (ii) to the Department of Housing and Community Development for low-income energy efficiency programs; (iii) for administrative expenses; and (iv) to the Department of Housing and Community Development in partnership with the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to administer and implement low-income energy efficiency programs. The bill continues the Virginia Shoreline Resiliency Fund as the Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund for the purpose of creating a low-interest loan program to help inland and coastal communities that are subject to recurrent or repetitive flooding. The bill authorizes the Authority to pledge the assets of the Fund as security for any bonds issued to finance flood prevention or protection projects and directs the Authority to manage the Fund in accordance with a memorandum of agreement with the Department. The bill also authorizes any locality using moneys in the Fund to provide a loan for a project in a low-income geographic area to forgive the principal of such loan, with the obligation of the locality to repay the loan remaining in effect. The bill provides that if the Governor seeks to include the Commonwealth as a full participant in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the regulations shall require that certain purchasers be responsible for obtaining allowances under certain agreements. The measure authorizes the costs of allowances to be recovered by Phase I and Phase II Utilities from ratepayers.

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Title

Clean Energy and Community Flood Preparedness Act; definitions, funds, report.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2020-04-22 - House - House: VOTE: (50-Y 45-N) (Y: 50 N: 45 NV: 5 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-04-22 - Senate - Senate: Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (24-Y 16-N) (Y: 24 N: 16 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-26 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (22-Y 18-N) (Y: 22 N: 18 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-26 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (Y: 38 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-26 - House - House: VOTE: Adoption (50-Y 43-N) (Y: 50 N: 43 NV: 7 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-25 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (12-Y 4-N) (Y: 12 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-18 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (8-Y 7-N) (Y: 8 N: 7 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-11 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (53-Y 46-N) (Y: 53 N: 46 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-07 - House - House: Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 9-N) (Y: 13 N: 9 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-07 - House - House: Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 9-N) (Y: 13 N: 9 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-07 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 2-N) (Y: 5 N: 2 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-04 - House - House: Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (Y: 13 N: 9 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-30 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 4-N) (Y: 6 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2020-04-22 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1219)
2020-04-22HouseEnacted, Chapter 1219 (effective 7/1/20)
2020-04-22SenateSigned by President as reenrolled
2020-04-22HouseSigned by Speaker as reenrolled
2020-04-22HouseReenrolled bill text (HB981ER2)
2020-04-22HouseReenrolled
2020-04-22 Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
2020-04-22SenateSenate concurred in Governor's recommendation (24-Y 16-N)
2020-04-22HouseVOTE: (50-Y 45-N)
2020-04-22HouseHouse concurred in Governor's recommendation (50-Y 45-N)
2020-04-22HousePlaced on Calendar
2020-04-11HouseGovernor's recommendation received by House
2020-03-12 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
2020-03-12HouseEnrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
2020-03-03SenateSigned by President
2020-03-02HouseSigned by Speaker
2020-03-02HouseBill text as passed House and Senate (HB981ER)
2020-03-02HouseEnrolled
2020-02-26HouseSenate substitute agreed to by House 20108602D-S2 (50-Y 43-N)
2020-02-26SenatePassed Senate with substitute (22-Y 18-N)
2020-02-26SenateEngrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB981S2
2020-02-26SenateCommittee substitute agreed to 20108602D-S2
2020-02-26SenateReading of substitute waived
2020-02-26SenateCommittee substitute rejected 20108601D-S1
2020-02-26SenateRead third time
2020-02-26SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
2020-02-26HouseVOTE: Adoption (50-Y 43-N)
2020-02-25SenateCommittee substitute printed 20108602D-S2
2020-02-25SenateReported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (12-Y 4-N)
2020-02-18SenateRereferred to Finance and Appropriations
2020-02-18SenateCommittee substitute printed 20108601D-S1
2020-02-18SenateReported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (8-Y 7-N)
2020-02-12SenateReferred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
2020-02-12SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2020-02-11HouseVOTE: Passage (53-Y 46-N)
2020-02-11HouseRead third time and passed House (53-Y 46-N)
2020-02-10HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute HB981H1
2020-02-10HouseAmendments by Delegate Wyatt withdrawn
2020-02-10HouseCommittee substitute agreed to 20106683D-H1
2020-02-10HouseRead second time
2020-02-09HouseRead first time
2020-02-07HouseReported from Appropriations (13-Y 9-N)
2020-02-07HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 2-N)
2020-02-05HouseAssigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
2020-02-04HouseIncorporates HB1152 (Lopez)
2020-02-04HouseIncorporates HB20 (Lindsey)
2020-02-04HouseCommittee substitute printed 20106683D-H1
2020-02-04HouseReferred to Committee on Appropriations
2020-02-04HouseReported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (13-Y 9-N)
2020-01-30HouseSubcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
2020-01-30HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 4-N)
2020-01-28HouseAssigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3
2020-01-22HouseReferred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
2020-01-22HouseReferred from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote
2020-01-14HouseAssigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
2020-01-07HouseReferred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
2020-01-07HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105070D

Same As/Similar To

HB20 (Similar To) 2020-02-04 - Incorporated by Labor and Commerce
HB1152 (Similar To) 2020-02-04 - Incorporated by Labor and Commerce
SB1027 (Same As) 2020-04-22 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1280)

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
1011329(n/a)See Bill Text
1011330(n/a)See Bill Text
101603.24(n/a)See Bill Text
101603.25(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

TypeSource
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Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+SV2028HB0981+HB0981
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+HV2172+HB0981

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