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HB 868

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 07, 2020
  • Passed House Feb 11, 2020
  • Passed Senate Mar 05, 2020
  • Governor

Electric utilities; right to shop.

Abstract

Electric utilities; right to shop. Authorizes individual retail customers of electric energy to purchase electric energy provided 100 percent from renewable energy from any licensed competitive supplier of electric energy, including any incumbent electric utility. Currently, such customers may purchase electric power from such suppliers, other than an incumbent electric utility that is not the incumbent electric utility serving the exclusive territory in which the customer is located, only if their incumbent electric utility does not offer an approved tariff for electric energy provided 100 percent from renewable energy. The measure also provides that a cooperative utility customer eligible to take service under a tariff for electric energy provided 100 percent from renewable energy is prohibited from purchasing electric energy provided 100 percent from renewable energy from a licensed supplier, except such customer is authorized to continue purchasing renewable energy pursuant to the terms of a power purchase agreement in effect on the date the cooperative serving it filed with the Commission such tariff for electric energy provided 100 percent from renewable energy for the duration of such agreement. The provisions of the bill will not become effective unless reenacted by the 2021 Session of the General Assembly.

Electric utilities; right to shop. Authorizes individual retail customers of electric energy to purchase electric energy provided 100 percent from renewable energy from any licensed competitive supplier of electric energy, including any incumbent electric utility. Currently such customers may purchase electric power from such suppliers, other than an incumbent electric utility that is not the incumbent electric utility serving the exclusive territory in which the customer is located, only if their incumbent electric utility does not offer an approved tariff for electric energy provided 100 percent from renewable energy. The measure also provides that a cooperative utility customer eligible to take service under a tariff for electric energy provided 100 percent from renewable energy is prohibited from purchasing electric energy provided 100 percent from renewable energy from a licensed supplier, except such customer is authorized to continue purchasing renewable energy pursuant to the terms of a power purchase agreement in effect on the date the cooperative serving it filed with the Commission such tariff for electric energy provided 100 percent from renewable energy for the duration of such agreement.

Electric utilities; right to shop. Authorizes individual retail customers of electric energy to purchase electricenergy provided 100 percent from renewable energy from any licensedcompetitive supplier of electric energy, including any incumbentelectric utility. Currently such customers may purchase electricpower from such suppliers, other than an incumbent electric utilitythat is not the incumbent electric utility serving the exclusiveterritory in which the customer is located, only if their incumbentelectric utility does not offer an approved tariff for electric energyprovided 100 percent from renewable energy. The measure also eliminatesthe authority of retail customers to continue purchasing renewableenergy pursuant to the terms of a power purchase agreement in effecton the date there is filed with the Commission a tariff for the incumbentelectric utility that serves the exclusive service territory in whichthe customer is located to offer electric energy provided 100 percentfrom renewable energy, for the duration of such agreement.

Bill Sponsors (5)

Jeffrey M. Bourne

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 71
Primary

Jennifer Carroll Foy

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 2
Cosponsor

Dan I. Helmer

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 40
Cosponsor

Mark L. Keam

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 35
Cosponsor

Paul E. Krizek

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 44
Cosponsor

Votes


Actions


Apr 10, 2020

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 1107 (effective - see bill)

Mar 20, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

House

Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020

House

Impact statement from SCC (HB868ER)

Mar 19, 2020

House

Signed by Speaker

Mar 18, 2020

Senate

Signed by President

House

Enrolled

Mar 08, 2020

Senate

Conference report agreed to by Senate (30-Y 9-N)

Senate

Passed by temporarily

Mar 07, 2020

House

Conference report agreed to by House (56-Y 41-N)

House

VOTE: Adoption (56-Y 41-N)

Virginia General Assembly

Amended by conference committee

Mar 05, 2020

Senate

Senate insisted on amendment (29-Y 11-N)

Senate

Read third time

Senate

Passed by temporarily

Senate

Reading of amendment waived

Senate

Committee amendment agreed to

Senate

Engrossed by Senate as amended

Senate

Passed Senate with amendment (33-Y 7-N)

House

Senate amendment rejected by House (0-Y 97-N)

House

VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N)

Senate

Senate requested conference committee

House

House acceded to request

House

Conferees appointed by House

Senate

Conferees appointed by Senate

Mar 04, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)

Mar 02, 2020

Senate

Reconsidered by Commerce and Labor

Senate

Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (13-Y 2-N)

Feb 24, 2020

Senate

Continued to 2021 in Commerce and Labor (10-Y 4-N)

Feb 12, 2020

House

Impact statement from SCC (HB868H1)

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Senate

Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor

Feb 11, 2020

House

VOTE: Passage (55-Y 44-N)

House

Read third time and passed House (55-Y 44-N)

Feb 10, 2020

House

Read second time

House

Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB868H1

House

Committee substitute agreed to 20107673D-H1

Feb 09, 2020

House

Read first time

Feb 06, 2020

House

Committee substitute printed 20107673D-H1

House

House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

House

Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (14-Y 8-N)

Jan 16, 2020

House

Impact statement from SCC (HB868)

Jan 07, 2020

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102574D

House

Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Impact statement from SCC (HB868) HTML
Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB868H1 HTML
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB868ER) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1107) HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Amendment: HB868ASE HTML
Amendment: HB868AS HTML
Amendment: HB868AC HTML

Sources

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