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ENERGY CONSERVATION AND RESOURCES

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over to 2009 Session


Beverage containers; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to include in two-year study an analysis of effectiveness of recovery and recycling thereof. (Patron-Morgan, HJR 112 (F))
Biodiesel and green diesel fuel; definition thereof. Amending 45.1-394. (Patron-Watkins, SB 689 (Chapter 418))
Clean energy future; electric energy sold to be generated from renewable generation energy sources. Amending  56-249.6, 56-585.1, and 56-585.3; adding  56-597 through 56-607, 58.1-439.10:1, 67-1100, and 67-1101; repealing  56-585.2. (Patron-Petersen, SB 446 (F))
Climate Change, Commission on; recognizing need to provide leadership and assist General Assembly and Governor. (Patron-Ticer, SJR 94 (F))
Computer Recovery and Recycling Act; adoption and implementation of recovery plan. Adding  10.1-1425.27 through 10.1-1425.38. (Patron-Plum, HB 344 (Chapter 541))
Electric energy conservation; State Corporation Commission to conduct meeting to establish goals. (Patron-Athey, HB 1287 (F))
Electric transmission lines; State Corporation Commission to require compliance with conservation and energy consumption requirements in making determination about need, etc. (Patron-Athey, HR 8 (F))
Energy and Environment, Commission on; established, report. Adding  30-293 through 30-300. (Patron-Whipple, SB 464 (Chapter 882))
Energy electric generating facilities; Department of Environmental Quality to consult with other state agencies when considering environmental impact. Amending  10.1-1186.2:1. (Patron-Shannon, HB 1466 (F); Wagner, SB 321 (Chapter 528))
Energy generators; streamlined permitting process for those qualified. Adding  10.1-1308.1. (Patron-Merricks, HB 1443 (Chapter 258))
Energy production; renewable and alternative tax credit. Adding 58.1-439.10:1. (Patron-Hogan, HB 647 (I) See HB139)
Energy-efficient office and public buildings; joint subcommittee to study options therefor. (Patron-Hugo, HJR 116 (F))
Energy-efficient office buildings and public buildings; Commission on Energy and Climate Change to study options therefor. (Patron-Puller, SJR 32 (F))
Fluorescent light bulbs; Recycling Markets Development Council to study costs and benefits of recycling those that contain mercury. (Patron-Valentine, HJR 106 (F))
Glass containers; on-premises licensees required to recycle. Amending  4.1-103 and 10.1-1422.01; adding  10.1-1422.7. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1549 (F))
Green Buildings Act; established. Adding  2.2-1182 through 2.2-1186. (Patron-Moran, HB 1195 (F))
Income tax, corporate and state; energy-efficient equipment tax credit. Adding  58.1-439.12:02. (Patron-Caputo, HB 732 (F))
Income tax, state; deduction for energy-efficient equipment. Amending  58.1-322. (Patron-Caputo, HB 744 (F))
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED); Department of General Services to adopt standards for new state office buildings. (Patron-Plum, HJR 68 (F))
Real estate tax; classification of certain energy-efficient buildings. Amending  58.1-3221.2. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 239 (Chapter 288); Blevins, SB 174 (Chapter 401))
Renewable energy, energy conservation, and efficiency; investor-owned electric utilities to report annually on their efforts to conserve energy. Amending  56-585.2 and 67-202. (Patron-Puller, SB 718 (Chapter 651))
Renewable Energy Research Grant Program; established. Adding 67-1100 and 67-1101. (Patron-Caputo, HB 1421 (F))
Resources Authority; authorized to finance energy conservation and energy efficiency projects. Amending  62.1-198 and 62.1-199. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 171 (Chapter 24); Locke, SB 242 (Chapter 613))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions include Energy Star-rated fluorescent light bulbs. Amending  58.1-609.1. (Patron-Englin, HB 686 (F))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions include Energy Star-rated light bulbs. Amending  58.1-609.1. (Patron-Hugo, HB 1434 (F); Miller, J.C., SB 280 (F))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions include WaterSense qualified products. Amending  58.1-609.1. (Patron-Englin, HB 795 (I) See HB1229; Vanderhye, HB 1229 (Chapter 554))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; removes purchased for noncommercial home or personal use limitation from Energy Star sales tax holiday. Amending  58.1-609.1. (Patron-Englin, HB 794 (C))
Solar energy collection devices; covenants restricting. Amending 67-700 and 67-701. (Patron-Wagner, SB 320 (Chapter 881))
Solar water heating system pay-as-you-save pilot program; State Corporation Commission to analyze and establish, report. Adding  56-597 through 56-601. (Patron-Poisson, HB 153 (F))
Television Waste Recycling Act; established. Adding  10.1-1425.27 through 10.1-1425.41. (Patron-Plum, HB 1533 (C))
Tire recycling fee; extended until July 1, 2011. Amending 58.1-641. (Patron-Oder, HB 1398 (Chapter 32); Whipple, SB 665 (Chapter 158))
25X’25 Project; General Assembly to support to increase energy security. (Patron-Poindexter, HJR 129 (F))
2008 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, and Resolutions - For additional information, please contact the House of Delegates Information and Public Relations Office, P. O. Box 406, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23218, telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 12/19/08