Small renewable energy projects; energy storage. (HB2148)

Introduced By

Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Small renewable energy projects; energy storage. Includes in the definition of a "small renewable energy project" certain energy storage facilities and projects that include storage facility components. Such facilities are eligible for special permitting, review, and inspection requirements. The bill directs the Department of Environmental Quality to promulgate initial regulations to implement the provisions of the bill by January 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


03/30/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102904D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2021Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
01/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2148)
01/27/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/27/2021Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Read first time
01/29/2021Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2021Read third time and passed House (89-Y 9-N)
02/01/2021VOTE: Passage (89-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/22/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 0-N)
02/24/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021Read third time
02/25/2021Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N 1-A)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2148ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/30/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 419 (effective 7/1/21)
03/30/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0419)