VA HB1642 | 2020 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 17-1)
Status: Engrossed on February 7 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-02-11 - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
Pending: Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]

Summary

Coal ash ponds; well monitoring program; drinking water well testing. Requires each utility, defined in the bill as the owner or operator of a coal ash pond, to commission an independent well water test on behalf of the owner of any well located within 1.5 miles of such coal ash pond by January 1, 2021, and requires such test to be conducted once per year during each of the five years following the approval of the closure of the coal ash pond and once every five years thereafter. The bill provides that if any test exceeds groundwater quality standards for constituents associated with coal ash, the Virginia Waste Management Board shall instruct the utility to provide alternative water supplies to the owner of the well. The bill requires the Department of Environmental Quality to consider the results of the tests in its permitting, monitoring, or enforcement proceedings.

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Title

Coal ash ponds; well monitoring program, drinking water well testing near ponds.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2020-02-10 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (75-Y 23-N) (Y: 74 N: 23 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-05 - House - House: Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (16-Y 5-N) (Y: 16 N: 5 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-31 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 0-N) (Y: 5 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2020-02-11SenateReferred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
2020-02-11SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2020-02-10HouseVOTE: Passage (75-Y 23-N)
2020-02-10HouseRead third time and passed House (75-Y 23-N)
2020-02-07HousePrinted as engrossed 20107354D-EH1
2020-02-07HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1642EH1
2020-02-07HouseAmendment by Delegate Ayala agreed to
2020-02-07HouseCommittee substitute agreed to 20107354D-H1
2020-02-07HouseRead second time
2020-02-06HouseRead first time
2020-02-05HouseCommittee substitute printed 20107354D-H1
2020-02-05HouseReported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (16-Y 5-N)
2020-01-31HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 0-N)
2020-01-20HouseAssigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
2020-01-16HouseReferred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
2020-01-16HousePresented and ordered printed 20104491D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
1011413.3(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources


Bill Comments

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