VA SB710 | 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

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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Title

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

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2020-03-08 - Senate - Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (27-Y 12-N) (Y: 26 N: 12 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-03-08 - House - House: VOTE: Adoption #2 (60-Y 31-N 1-A) (Y: 60 N: 30 NV: 8 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2020-03-08 - House - House: VOTE: Adoption (61-Y 32-N 1-A) (Y: 61 N: 31 NV: 6 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2020-03-04 - Senate - Senate: Senate acceded to request (26-Y 14-N) (Y: 25 N: 14 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-03-02 - Senate - Senate: House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 39-N) (Y: 1 N: 38 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2020-02-28 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (64-Y 34-N 1-A) (Y: 64 N: 33 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2020-02-25 - House - House: Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (12-Y 7-N) (Y: 12 N: 7 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-11 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 18-N) (Y: 21 N: 18 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-11 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-11 - Senate - Senate: Substitute by Senator McClellan reconsidered (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-11 - Senate - Senate: Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (Y: 37 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-05 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-03 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor (12-Y 3-N) (Y: 11 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2020-03-20 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
2020-03-20SenateEnrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
2020-03-19HouseSigned by Speaker
2020-03-18SenateSigned by President
2020-03-18SenateEnrolled
2020-03-18SenateBill text as passed Senate and House (SB710ER)
2020-03-08SenateConference report agreed to by Senate (27-Y 12-N)
2020-03-08HouseVOTE: Adoption #2 (60-Y 31-N 1-A)
2020-03-08HouseConference report agreed to by House (60-Y 31-N 1-A)
2020-03-08HouseReconsideration of conference report agreed to by House
2020-03-08HouseVOTE: Adoption (61-Y 32-N 1-A)
2020-03-08HouseConference report agreed to by House (61-Y 32-N 1-A)
2020-03-07SenateConference substitute printed 20109867D-S3
2020-03-07 Conference: Amended by conference committee
2020-03-05HouseDelegates: Keam, Lopez, Runion
2020-03-05HouseConferees appointed by House
2020-03-04SenateSenators: McClellan, Spruill, Vogel
2020-03-04SenateConferees appointed by Senate
2020-03-04SenateSenate acceded to request (26-Y 14-N)
2020-03-03HouseHouse requested conference committee
2020-03-03HouseHouse insisted on substitute
2020-03-02SenateHouse substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 39-N)
2020-02-28HouseVOTE: Passage (64-Y 34-N 1-A)
2020-02-28HousePassed House with substitute (64-Y 34-N 1-A)
2020-02-28HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute SB710H1
2020-02-28HouseCommittee substitute agreed to 20109142D-H1
2020-02-28HouseRead third time
2020-02-27HouseRead second time
2020-02-25HouseCommittee substitute printed 20109142D-H1
2020-02-25HouseReported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (12-Y 7-N)
2020-02-14HouseReferred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
2020-02-14HouseRead first time
2020-02-14HousePlaced on Calendar
2020-02-11SenatePassed Senate (22-Y 18-N)
2020-02-11SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2020-02-11SenateEngrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB710S2
2020-02-11SenateSubstitute by Senator McClellan agreed to 20108117D-S2
2020-02-11SenateFloor substitute printed 20108117D-S2 (McClellan)
2020-02-11SenateReading of substitute waived
2020-02-11SenateSubstitute by Senator McCLellan rejected 20107969D-S1
2020-02-11SenateSubstitute by Senator McClellan reconsidered (40-Y 0-N)
2020-02-11SenateEngrossment reconsidered by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
2020-02-10SenatePassed by for the day
2020-02-07SenateEngrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB710S1
2020-02-07SenateSubstitute by Senator McClellan agreed to 20107969D-S1
2020-02-07SenateReading of substitute waived
2020-02-07SenateRead second time
2020-02-07SenateFloor substitute printed 20107969D-S1 (McClellan)
2020-02-06SenatePassed by for the day
2020-02-05SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2020-02-03SenateReported from Commerce and Labor (12-Y 3-N)
2020-01-23SenateAssigned C&L sub: Energy
2020-01-07SenateReferred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
2020-01-07SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104871D

Same As/Similar To

HB572 (Same As) 2020-03-20 - Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
HB1184 (Same As) 2020-03-20 - Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
HB572 (Same As) 2020-03-20 - Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
HB1184 (Same As) 2020-03-20 - Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
1522109.4(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

TypeSource
Summaryhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+sum+SB710&201+sum+SB710
Texthttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+ful+SB710+hil
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Texthttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+ful+SB710H1+hil
Texthttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+ful+SB710S3+hil
Texthttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+ful+SB710ER+hil
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Bill Comments

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