Clean Energy Advisory Board; established, solar energy installation rebates. (HB2741)

Introduced By

Sen. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg) with support from co-patron Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Clean Energy Advisory Board; low-to-moderate income solar loan and rebate pilot program and fund. Establishes the Clean Energy Advisory Board (the Board) as an advisory board in the executive branch of government for the purpose of establishing a pilot program for disbursing loans or rebates for the installation of solar energy infrastructure in low-income and moderate-income households. The bill provides that the Board shall have a total membership of 15 members, consisting of 14 nonlegislative citizen members and the Director of the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, who shall serve ex officio. The bill establishes the Low-to-Moderate Income Solar Loan and Rebate Fund to be used to fund loans or rebate payments to electric customers who complete solar installations or energy efficiency improvements. The bill provides that the pilot program is open to any Virginia resident whose household income is at or below 80 percent of the state median income or regional median income, whichever is greater. The bill establishes application requirements and procedures for the review and approval or denial of applications. The bill requires that each applicant document the installation of energy efficiency services to demonstrate that such services lower home energy consumption by at least 12 percent prior to the submission of an application. The bill has an expiration date of July 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104583D
01/17/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/22/2019Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #3
01/24/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/24/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 4-N)
01/24/2019Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Committee substitute printed 19105980D-H1
02/01/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2741)
02/03/2019Read first time
02/04/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105980D-H1
02/04/2019Amendment by Delegate Aird agreed to
02/04/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB2741EH1
02/04/2019Printed as engrossed 19105980D-EH1
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2741EH1)
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
02/11/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Rereferred to Finance
02/13/2019Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Read third time
02/15/2019Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2741ER)
02/20/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2741ER)
02/20/2019Signed by Speaker
02/20/2019Signed by President
02/27/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 27, 2019
02/27/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 554 (effective 7/1/19)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0554)