2007 Regular Session


File Code: Environment Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 890
Sponsored By:
Senators Pinsky, Britt, Brochin, Conway, Currie, Della, Forehand, Frosh, Garagiola, Gladden, Jones, Kelley, Lenett, Madaleno, McFadden, Muse, Peters, Pugh, Raskin, Robey, Rosapepe, Stone, and Zirkin
Global Warming Solutions - Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Establishing limits on emissions of greenhouse gases; requiring the Department of the Environment to determine the statewide greenhouse gas emissions level from 1990 and establish a statewide greenhouse gas emissions limit based on that level; requiring the Department to prepare a plan that identifies and recommends specified measures after consulting with other state agencies; establishing the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund; creating the Office of Climate Change within the Department and specifying its duties; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Senate Action
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Hearing 2/20 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Paul G. Pinsky, District 22
Senator Gwendolyn Britt, District 47
Senator Jim Brochin, District 42
Senator Joan Carter Conway, District 43
Senator Ulysses Currie, District 25
Senator George W. Della, Jr., District 46
Senator Jennie M. Forehand, District 17
Senator Brian E. Frosh, District 16
Senator Rob Garagiola, District 15
Senator Lisa A. Gladden, District 41
Senator Verna L. Jones, District 44
Senator Delores G. Kelley, District 10
Senator Mike Lenett, District 19
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., District 18
Senator Nathaniel J. McFadden, District 45
Senator C. Anthony Muse, District 26
Senator Douglas J. J. Peters, District 23
Senator Catherine E. Pugh, District 40
Senator Jamie Raskin, District 20
Senator James N. Robey, District 13
Senator Jim Rosapepe, District 21
Senator Norman R. Stone, Jr., District 6
Senator Bobby A. Zirkin, District 11

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Administrative Agencies -see also- Electronic Government
Committees and Commissions -see also- Political Committees
Energy Matters -see also- Fuel; Power Plants; Solar Energy
Environment, Department of
Environmental Matters -see also- Conserv; Nat Resrce; Pollut
Federal Government
Fees -see also- Devt Fees and Taxes; Reimbursement Rates
Hazardous and Toxic Substances -see also- Asbestos; Radiatn.
Interstate Affairs
Local Government Mandates
Pollution -see also- Sediment Control
Public Information
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax
Rules and Regulations

Bill affects the following Statutes:

( 2-1101 , 2-1102 , 2-1103 , 2-1104 , 2-1105 , 2-1106 , 2-1107 , 2-1108 , 2-1109 , 2-1110 , 2-1111 , 2-1112 , 2-1113 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered