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SB 271

  • Virginia Senate Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jan 03, 2020
  • Passed Senate Feb 10, 2020
  • Passed House Feb 24, 2020
  • Governor

Higher educational institutions, public; public-private partnerships, wind and solar power.

Abstract

Public institutions of higher education; public-private partnerships; wind and solar power. Permits each public institutionof higher education to enter into a public-private partnership withany private entity whereby such entity is permitted to use at nocost property owned or controlled by such public institution of highereducation for the generation of wind or solar power in exchange foroffering educational immersion programs for high school studentsand students at public institutions of higher education that providehands-on education and training in the construction, operations, and maintenance of its wind or solar power generators. The bill requiresany energy produced by such solar or wind power generators to be(i) used to provide power for the partner public institution of highereducation or (ii) introduced to applicable power grids and sold atmarket rates, with profits split as agreed upon by the private entityand the partner public institution of higher education. The billrequires any such profits gained by the partner public institutionof higher education to be used to further research, expand cleanenergy education programs, or lower student tuition rates.

Bill Sponsors (1)

John J. Bell

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 13
Primary

Votes


Actions


Apr 07, 2020

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 775 (effective 7/1/20)

Mar 10, 2020

Office of the Governor

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

Senate

Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 10, 2020

Mar 02, 2020

Senate

Impact statement from DPB (SB271ER)

Feb 27, 2020

Senate

Enrolled

House

Signed by Speaker

Senate

Signed by President

Feb 24, 2020

House

Read third time

House

VOTE: Passage (94-Y 6-N)

House

Passed House (94-Y 6-N)

Feb 21, 2020

House

Read second time

Feb 19, 2020

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)

House

Reported from Education (18-Y 2-N)

Feb 13, 2020

House

Placed on Calendar

House

Assigned Education sub: Post-Secondary and Higher Ed

House

Referred to Committee on Education

House

Read first time

Feb 10, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)

Senate

Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)

Senate

Read second time and engrossed

Senate

Impact statement from DPB (SB271)

Feb 07, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)

Feb 06, 2020

Senate

Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N)

Jan 29, 2020

Senate

Assigned Education sub: Higher Education

Jan 03, 2020

Senate

Referred to Committee on Education and Health

Senate

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102614D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Impact statement from DPB (SB271) HTML
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB271ER) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0775) HTML

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