Bill Text: VA SB817 | 2020 | Regular Session | Prefiled


Bill Title: Nuclear energy; considered a clean energy source.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-01-20 - Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) [SB817 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2020-SB817-Prefiled.html
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SENATE BILL NO. 817
Offered January 8, 2020
Prefiled January 8, 2020
A BILL to amend and reenact §67-200 of the Code of Virginia and to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Chapter 1 of Title 67 a section numbered 67-104, relating to nuclear energy; treatment of, compared to treatment of renewable energy.
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Patron-- Lewis
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Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That §67-200 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted and that the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Chapter 1 of Title 67 a section numbered 67-104 as follows:

§67-104. Nuclear energy; considered a clean energy source.

For the purposes of the Commonwealth Energy Policy as set out in §67-102, in any clean energy initiative or carbon-free energy initiative undertaken, overseen, regulated, or permitted by the Department, nuclear energy shall be considered to be a clean energy source.

§67-200. Definitions.

As used in this title, unless the context requires a different meaning:

"Department" means the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy.

"Division" means the Division of Energy of the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy.

"Plan" means the Virginia Energy Plan prepared pursuant to this chapter, including any updates thereto.

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