Solar energy projects; revenue share assessment. (HB1131)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patrons Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), and Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Solar energy projects; revenue share assessment. Authorizes any locality by ordinance to assess a revenue share of up to $1,400 per megawatt on any solar photovoltaic (electric energy) project with certain exceptions and expands an existing tax exemption for such projects under certain conditions. The bill authorizes such revenue share to apply to existing projects only if certain conditions are met. This bill is identical to SB 762. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103166D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Finance
01/14/2020Impact statement from TAX (HB1131)
01/23/2020Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
02/03/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 4-N)
02/05/2020Committee substitute printed 20107253D-H1
02/05/2020Reported from Finance with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107253D-H1
02/07/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1131H1
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House (54-Y 42-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Passage (54-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
02/13/2020Impact statement from TAX (HB1131H1)
02/19/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Passed Senate (32-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1131ER)
02/27/2020Impact statement from TAX (HB1131ER)
02/27/2020Signed by Speaker
02/27/2020Signed by President
03/05/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 6, 2020
03/05/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 5, 2020
03/05/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 12, 2020
03/12/2020Governor's recommendation received by House
04/22/2020Placed on Calendar
04/22/2020House concurred in Governor's recommendation (49-Y 44-N)
04/22/2020Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (30-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
04/22/2020G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/22/2020Reenrolled bill text (HB1131ER2)
04/22/2020Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/22/2020Signed by President as reenrolled
04/22/2020Enacted, Chapter 1224 (effective 7/1/20)
04/22/2020VOTE: (49-Y 44-N)
04/22/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1224)
05/01/2020VOTE: (49-Y 44-N)