Electric cooperatives; rates. (SB1346)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest) with support from co-patrons Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), and Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric cooperatives; rates. Authorizes any electric cooperative to (i) if it does not hold a membership interest in a utility aggregation cooperative, petition the Commission for approval of one or more rate adjustment clauses for the timely and current recovery from customers of the costs of generation facilities, modifications to generation facilities, or pumped hydroelectricity generation and storage facilities or (ii) adopt any other cooperative's voluntary rate, voluntary program, or voluntary tariff. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19104214D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/12/2019Impact statement from SCC (SB1346)
01/28/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Committee substitute printed 19105950D-S1
01/30/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Read second time
01/31/2019Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105950D-S1
01/31/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1346S1
02/01/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Impact statement from SCC (SB1346S1)
02/06/2019Placed on Calendar
02/06/2019Read first time
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/14/2019Reported from Commerce and Labor (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Read second time
02/19/2019Passed by temporarily
02/19/2019Read third time
02/19/2019Passed House (94-Y 4-N)
02/19/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/19/2019Passed House (95-Y 4-N)
02/19/2019VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (95-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1346ER)
02/22/2019Signed by President
02/22/2019Signed by Speaker
02/26/2019Impact statement from SCC (SB1346ER)
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/19/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 625 (effective 7/1/19)
03/19/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0625)