Electric utilities; definitions, energy efficiency programs. (HB2292)

Introduced By

Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric utilities; energy efficiency programs. Provides that any determination by the State Corporation Commission that an energy efficiency program is not in the public interest shall include with its final order the work product and analysis conducted by the staff of the Commission in making that determination. The measure requires that if the Commission reduces the proposed budget for a program or portfolio of programs, its final order shall include an analysis of the impact such budget reduction has upon the cost-effectiveness of such program or portfolio of programs. An order by the Commission (i) finding that a program or portfolio of programs is not in the public interest or (ii) reducing the proposed budget for any program or portfolio of programs shall adhere to existing protocols for extraordinarily sensitive information. The measure provides that any utility petitioning the Commission for approval of one or more rate adjustment clauses for energy efficiency programs shall include a proposed budget for the design, implementation, and operation of the energy efficiency programs. The bill requires that any rate adjustment clause approved for an energy efficiency program remain in effect until the utility exhausts the approved budget for the energy efficiency program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102467D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/15/2019Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #3
01/24/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/24/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/28/2019Impact statement from SCC (HB2292)
01/31/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Committee substitute printed 19105519D-H1
02/03/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105519D-H1
02/04/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2292H1
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/07/2019Impact statement from SCC (HB2292H1)
02/11/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Committee substitute printed 19106660D-S1
02/13/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Read third time
02/14/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106660D-S1
02/14/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2292S1
02/14/2019Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Placed on Calendar
02/18/2019Senate substitute agreed to by House 19106660D-S1 (98-Y 0-N)
02/18/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Impact statement from SCC (HB2292S1)
02/21/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2292ER)
02/21/2019Signed by Speaker
02/21/2019Signed by President
02/22/2019Impact statement from SCC (HB2292ER)
02/28/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 28, 2019
02/28/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 741 (effective 7/1/19)
03/21/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0741)