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.
Below is a list of energy-related bills introduced thus far this session. Additional information on legislation is found at Virginia’s Legislative Information System or at Richmond Sunlight. An explanation of Virginia’s legislative process is found here.
*Note: For additional details regarding each bill, scroll to the right. Green highlighted bills have successfully passed and those with a strike through them have failed or been continued to 2021.
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.