SB 1395 Small renewable energy projects; eligibility for permits by rule.
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Summary as passed Senate: (all summaries)

Small renewable energy projects; permits by rule. Provides that certain small renewable energy projects proposed, developed, constructed, or purchased by (i) a public utility if the project's costs are not recovered from Virginia jurisdictional customers under base rates, a fuel factor charge, or a rate adjustment clause or (ii) a utility aggregation cooperative, are eligible for a permit by rule and are exempt from environmental review and permitting by the State Corporation Commission. The measure specifies that a small renewable energy project shall be eligible for permit by rule if it is proposed, developed, constructed, or purchased by a person that is not a regulated utility. The measure exempts a small renewable energy project for which the Department of Environmental Quality has issued a permit by rule from the requirement that it obtain a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the construction or operation of the project. Finally, the measure increases the maximum rated capacity of solar and wind facilities that qualify as small renewable energy projects from 100 megawatts to 150 megawatts.

Full text:
01/11/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102610D  pdf | impact statement
01/26/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17104843D-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/24/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1395ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/13/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0368)  pdf

Status:
01/11/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102610D
01/11/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/26/17  Senate: Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (13-Y 2-N)
01/26/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17104843D-S1
01/30/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/31/17  Senate: Read second time
01/31/17  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
01/31/17  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 17104843D-S1
01/31/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1395S1
01/31/17  Senate: Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
01/31/17  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/01/17  Senate: Read second time
02/01/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1395S1
02/02/17  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 3-N 1-A)
02/06/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/06/17  House: Read first time
02/06/17  House: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/16/17  House: Reported from Commerce and Labor (21-Y 0-N)
02/20/17  House: Read second time
02/21/17  House: Read third time
02/21/17  House: Passed House (87-Y 7-N 2-A)
02/21/17  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (87-Y 7-N 2-A)
02/24/17  Senate: Enrolled
02/24/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1395ER)
02/24/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/24/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/28/17  Senate: Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
02/28/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 368 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0368)