VA SB860 | 2020 | Regular Session

Status

Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Passed on April 22 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-04-22 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1273)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]

Summary

Electric utilities; offshore wind development. Provides that the construction or purchase by a public utility of one or more offshore wind generation facilities located off the Commonwealth's Atlantic shoreline or in federal waters and interconnected directly into the Commonwealth, with an aggregate capacity of up to 5,200 megawatts, is in the public interest. The measure provides that construction by Dominion Energy Virginia of one or more new utility-owned and utility-operated generating facilities utilizing energy derived from offshore wind and located off the Commonwealth's Atlantic shoreline, with an aggregate rated capacity between 2,500 megawatts and 3,000 megawatts, along with electrical transmission or distribution facilities associated therewith for interconnection is in the public interest. The measure provides that the State Corporation Commission will determine the reasonableness and prudence of associated costs and will presume such costs to be reasonable and prudent if certain criteria are met. The measure requires the Commission to permit a portion of the nameplate capacity of any such facility, in the aggregate, to be allocated to (i) certain commercial and industrial customers or (ii) qualifying large general service customers, provided that no more than 10 percent of the offshore wind facility's capacity is allocated to qualifying large general service customers. The measure provides that such costs shall be allocated to all customers of the utility in the Commonwealth as a non-bypassable charge, irrespective of the generation supplier of any such customer except for customers who are eligible for a Percentage of Income Payment Program, certain commercial and industrial customers, and qualifying large general service customers. The measure requires the utility to submit a plan to the Commission that includes the following considerations: (a) options for utilizing local workers; (b) the economic development benefits of the project for the Commonwealth, including capital investments and job creation; (c) consultation with the Commonwealth's Chief Workforce Development Officer, the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, on opportunities to advance the Commonwealth's workforce and economic development goals, including furtherance of apprenticeship and other workforce training programs; and (d) giving priority to the hiring, apprenticeship, and training of veterans, local workers, and workers from historically economically disadvantaged communities. The measure provides that any such project is required to include an environmental and fisheries mitigation plan submitted to the Commission for the construction and operation of such offshore wind facilities.

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Title

Electric utilities; offshore wind development.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2020-05-01 - House - House: VOTE: (50-Y 40-N) (Y: 50 N: 39 NV: 10 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-04-22 - Senate - Senate: Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (26-Y 14-N) (Y: 25 N: 14 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-04-22 - Senate - Senate: Amendments specific and severable (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-03-05 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (59-Y 39-N) (Y: 59 N: 38 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-27 - House - House: Reported from Labor and Commerce (14-Y 7-N) (Y: 14 N: 7 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-11 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate (22-Y 18-N) (Y: 21 N: 18 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-11 - Senate - Senate: Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N) (Y: 37 N: 1 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-11 - Senate - Senate: 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]
2020-02-10 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (Y: 38 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-09 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (11-Y 4-N) (Y: 10 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2020-04-22 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1273)
2020-04-22HouseEnacted, Chapter 1273 (effective 7/1/20)
2020-04-22SenateSigned by President as reenrolled
2020-04-22SenateSigned by President as reenrolled
2020-04-22SenateReenrolled bill text (SB860ER2)
2020-04-22SenateReenrolled
2020-04-22HouseVOTE: (50-Y 40-N)
2020-04-22HouseHouse concurred in Governor's recommendation (50-Y 40-N)
2020-04-22SenateSenate concurred in Governor's recommendation (26-Y 14-N)
2020-04-22SenateAmendments specific and severable (40-Y 0-N)
2020-04-11SenateGovernor's substitute printed 20110086D-S2
2020-04-11SenateGovernor's recommendation received by Senate
2020-03-17 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
2020-03-17SenateEnrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 17, 2020
2020-03-12HouseSigned by Speaker
2020-03-12SenateSigned by President
2020-03-12SenateBill text as passed Senate and House reprinted (SB860ER)
2020-03-12SenateBill text as passed Senate and House (SB860ER)
2020-03-12SenateEnrolled
2020-03-05HouseVOTE: Passage (59-Y 39-N)
2020-03-05HousePassed House (59-Y 39-N)
2020-03-05HouseAmendment #2 by Delegate Rasoul rejected
2020-03-05HouseAmendment #1 by Delegate Rasoul withdrawn
2020-03-05HouseSubstitute by Delegate Rasoul withdrawn 20109518D-H1
2020-03-05HouseRead third time
2020-03-05HousePassed by temporarily
2020-03-04HousePassed by for the day
2020-03-03HousePassed by for the day
2020-03-03HouseRead third time
2020-03-03HouseFloor substitute printed 20109518D-H1 (Rasoul)
2020-03-02HouseRead second time
2020-02-27HouseReported from Labor and Commerce (14-Y 7-N)
2020-02-18HouseReferred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
2020-02-18HouseRead first time
2020-02-18HousePlaced on Calendar
2020-02-11SenatePassed Senate (22-Y 18-N)
2020-02-11SenateReconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N)
2020-02-11SenatePassed Senate (22-Y 18-N)
2020-02-11SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2020-02-11SenateEngrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB860S1
2020-02-11SenateAmendments by Senator DeSteph withdrawn
2020-02-11SenateCommittee substitute agreed to 20108042D-S1
2020-02-11SenateReading of substitute waived
2020-02-11SenateRead second time
2020-02-10SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
2020-02-09SenateCommittee substitute printed 20108042D-S1
2020-02-09SenateReported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (11-Y 4-N)
2020-01-23SenateAssigned C&L sub: Energy
2020-01-08SenateReferred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
2020-01-08SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103960D

Same As/Similar To

HB1664 (Same As) 2020-04-22 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1240)
SB998 (Same As) 2020-04-22 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1279)

Virginia State Sources

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