VA Legislative Action

2020 Legislative Session

The 2020 legislative session will commence on January 8, 2020. Our priority is to help inform legislators and all stakeholders and enable the creation, review, debate, and enactment of rational legislation necessary to ensure a sustainable energy economy.

Additional information on legislation in Richmond is found at Virginia’s Legislative Information System or at Richmond Sunlight. An explanation of Virginia’s legislative process is found here.

2019 Legislative Results

During the 2019 legislative session, 26 energy-related legislative bills were introduced and debated. Only two bills passed: HB 1840 directs the Virginia electric utilities to establish pilot programs for transmission facilities serving business parks and SB 1091 requires approval for decommissioning of certified solar energy equipment, facilities, or devices.

2018 Legislative Results

The 2018 legislative session ended on March 10, 2018. In total, sixteen bills passed and were signed by Governor Northam.  They became law on July 1, 2018. The remaining bills failed or were vetoed.