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ENERGY CONSERVATION AND RESOURCES

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Aboveground liquid fertilizer storage tanks; localities may adopt an ordinance that requires permit from local fire official. Adding  15.2-906.1. (Patron-Spruill, HB 1211 (Chapter 577))
Biodiesel or green diesel fuel; minimum content in state contracts for vehicle fuel. Amending  2.2-1111. (Patron-Whipple, SB 272 (Chapter 458))
Certified renewable energy manufacturing equipment, facilities, and devices; separate classification for improvements to real property. Amending  58.1-3506; adding  58.1-3221.4. (Patron-Nutter, HB 999 (Chapter 849))
Clean energy financing; localities authorized to place liens against any property where clean energy systems are being installed. Amending  15.2-958.3. (Patron-Petersen, SB 110 (Chapter 141))
Clean Energy Manufacturing Incentive Grant Fund; created. Adding 45.1-392.1 and 45.1-392.2; repealing  45.1-392. (Patron-Byron, HB 1037 (C); Stosch, SB 129 (C); Deeds, SB 171 (I) See SB129)
Coastal Energy Research Consortium; increase in membership and board of directors. Amending  67-600 and 67-602. (Patron-Petersen, SB 713 (Chapter 695))
Community and agricultural net metering; requires State Corporation Commission to establish a program. Amending  56-594. (Patron-Toscano, HB 441 (C))
Constitutional amendment; tax exemptions for buildings, etc., constructed or designed to conserve energy and natural resources (second reference). Amending Section 6 of Article X. (Patron-Petersen, SJR 25 (C))
Constitutional amendment; tax exemptions for buildings, etc., constructed or designed to conserve energy and natural resources (submitting to qualified voters). Amending Section 6 of Article X. (Patron-Petersen, SB 113 (C))
Donations by localities; locality may donate to any nonprofit organization engaged in providing energy efficiency services. Amending  15.2-953. (Patron-Toscano, HB 436 (Chapter 509))
Electric energy efficiency standard; established. Amending 56-585.1, 56-598, and 56-599; adding  56-596.1. (Patron-Plum, HB 327 (C))
Electric utilities; authorizes retail customer to continue purchasing renewable energy pursuant to terms of a power purchase agreement in effect on date filed with State Corporation Commission. Amending  56-577. (Patron-Toscano, HB 442 (Chapter 326))
Energy and Environment, Commission on; responsibility to review and consider direct and indirect impacts of energy production, review impact of environmental laws. Amending  30-305 and 67-202. (Patron-Whipple, SB 267 (F))
Energy conservation; investor-owned electric utilities and natural gas distribution companies to provide information to customers to support and encourage conservation actions. Adding 56-234.6. (Patron-Toscano, HB 1236 (C))
Energy efficiency programs; rate recovery options for utilities. Amending  56-576 and 56-585.1. (Patron-Stuart, SB 150 (F))
Energy efficiency resource standard; established. Adding 56-596.1. (Patron-McEachin, SB 71 (F))
Energy mandates; State Corporation Commission and Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to prepare an assessment of economic impact on customers and public utilities. Adding  67-103. (Patron-Hugo, HB 1274 (C); Watkins, SB 647 (C))
Green Jobs Grant Program; established. Adding  59.1-284.24. (Patron-Miller, J.C., SB 143 (F))
Green Public Buildings Act; created. Adding  2.2-1182 and 2.2-1183. (Patron-Hope, HB 1264 (F); Petersen, SB 109 (F))
Greenhouse gas emissions; Statewide Transportation Plan to include quantifiable measures and achievable goals therefor. Amending 33.1-23.03. (Patron-Herring, HB 25 (F))
Income tax, corporate; Renewable Energy Job Creation tax credit. Adding  58.1-439.12:03. (Patron-Englin, HB 268 (I) See HB803; Keam, HB 1132 (I) See HB803)
Income tax, corporate; renewable energy products tax credit. Adding  58.1-439.12:03. (Patron-Nutter, HB 998 (C); Ruff, SB 657 (C))
Income tax, corporate and individual; green job tax credit. Adding  58.1-439.12:03. (Patron-Hanger, SB 623 (Chapter 722))
Income tax, state; nonprofit charitable donations for Energy Star qualified products tax credit. Adding  58.1-339.12 and 58.1-439.12:03. (Patron-Kory, HB 1046 (F))
Income tax, state; renewable energy property and energy audit tax credit. Adding  58.1-331.1 and 58.1-431.1. (Patron-Kory, HB 1044 (F))
Income tax, state and corporate; credit for electric energy facility producing electricity primarily from agricultural livestock waste nutrients. Adding  58.1-439.12:03. (Patron-Gilbert, HB 1341 (C); Hanger, SB 678 (C))
Machinery and tools; tax exemption when used in production and industrial components used to create tangible personal products from recycled materials. Amending  58.1-301, 58.1-609.3, and 58.1-3661; adding  58.1-3508.4 and 59.1-547.1. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 545 (F))
Mercury thermostats; Waste Management Board to adopt regulations to encourage recycling. Amending  10.1-1425.26. (Patron-Plum, HB 326 (Chapter 4))
Natural drying devices; no community association shall prohibit an owner from installing or using on that owner’s property. Amending  67-700; adding  67-702. (Patron-Puller, SB 221 (F))
Offshore drilling; portion of royalties to be deposited in Transportation Trust Fund and programs to clean up Chesapeake Bay. Adding  67-301. (Patron-Comstock, HB 900 (I) See HB756)
Offshore drilling; portion of royalties to be deposited in Transportation Trust Fund and used to encourage and incentivize non-petroleum based transportation fuels. Adding  67-301. (Patron-Poindexter, HB 805 (I) See HB756)
Offshore drilling; royalties to be deposited in Transportation Trust Fund, Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium, etc. Adding  67-301. (Patron-Stolle, HB 756 (Chapter 98); Wagner, SB 601 (C))
Offshore energy resources; production and development permitted 50 miles or more off Atlantic shoreline. Amending  67-300. (Patron-Villanueva, HB 787 (Chapter 756); Wagner, SB 394 (Chapter 607))
Offshore Wind Project Development Commission; established. Adding  67-1200 through 67-1212. (Patron-Wagner, SB 393 (I) See SB577)
Public schools; school board to report to Superintendent of Public Instruction any recycling policies voluntarily implemented or in place in any of its schools. Adding  22.1-79.4. (Patron-Barker, SB 682 (C))
Renewable energy certificates; tariff filed by cooperative for electric energy. Amending  56-577. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 92 (Chapter 397))
Renewable energy portfolio standard program; an investor-owned electric utility will receive triple credit toward meeting goals of program for energy derived from offshore wind. Amending 56-585.2. (Patron-Hugo, HB 1022 (Chapter 850))
Renewable energy portfolio standard program; electric generation facilities fueled primarily by poultry litter or other animal waste will receive quintuple credit toward meeting goals. Amending  56-585.2. (Patron-Gilbert, HB 1342 (C))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; eliminates dealer discounts for communications sales and use tax, state cigarette tax, E-911 tax, tobacco products tax, tire recycling fee, fuels tax, etc. Amending  58.1-605, 58.1-606, 58.1-642, 58.1-1009, 58.1-1011, 58.1-1021.03, 58.1-1720, 58.1-1730, 58.1-2233 through 58.1-2236, 58.1-2238, 58.1-2256, 58.1-2259, and 58.1-2272; repealing 58.1-622 and 58.1-656. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 1051 (F); Colgan, SB 542 (F))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; exempts solar photovoltaic systems, solar thermal systems, and wind-powered electrical generators purchased for installation on residential real property. Amending  58.1-602, 58.1-609.1, and 58.1-610. (Patron-Deeds, SB 174 (F))
Solar energy collection devices; no community association shall prohibit installation or use thereof. Amending  67-701. (Patron-BaCote, HB 881 (C))
Steps to Advance Virginia’s Energy Plan (SAVE) Act; created. Adding  56-603 and 56-604. (Patron-Nixon, HB 533 (Chapter 514); Petersen, SB 112 (Chapter 142))
Transportation; provides new and increased taxes, tolls, etc., and general fund revenues for funding. Amending  33.1-23.03:1, 33.1-23.03:10, 58.1-638, 58.1-2217, 58.1-2249, 58.1-2289, 58.1-2402, 58.1-2425, 58.1-2701, and 58.1-2706; adding 33.1-391.17, 33.1-391.18, 33.1-391.19, 58.1-2288.1, and 67-301. (Patron-Miller, J.C., SB 684 (F))
Universities Clean Energy Development and Economic Stimulus Foundation; created. Adding  23-299 through 23-302. (Patron-Stuart, SB 326 (F))
Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority; created. Adding 67-1200 through 67-1211. (Patron-Janis, HB 389 (Chapter 507); McEachin, SB 577 (Chapter 681))
Virginia Universities Clean Energy Development and Economic Stimulus Foundation; created. Adding  23-299 through 23-302. (Patron-Bell, Robert B., HB 928 (Chapter 846))
Voluntary Solar Resource Development Fund; established. Adding 67-1200 through 67-1205. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 1222 (F))
2010 Session 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 06/16/10