VA HB704 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 6 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-01-14 - Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
Pending: House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
Hearing: Jan 29 in House Room 3
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Environmental justice; state agency policy; Virginia Council on Environmental Justice. Directs each agency in the executive branch of state government to examine proposed regulations for their effects on environmental justice, defined in the bill, and to develop a policy to promote environmental justice. The bill establishes the Virginia Council on Environmental Justice, consisting of 24 members, to advise the Governor and provide recommendations intended to protect vulnerable communities from disproportionate impacts of pollution and provide such communities meaningful involvement in the decision-making process. The bill provides that 18 members of the Council are citizen members appointed by the Governor and six are specified Cabinet Secretaries. The Council has a sunset date of July 1, 2023.

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Environmental justice; state agency policy, Virginia Council on Environmental Justice, established.



2020-01-14HouseAssigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
2020-01-06HouseReferred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
2020-01-06HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103275D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
22234(n/a)See Bill Text
22235(n/a)See Bill Text
22236(n/a)See Bill Text
222699.13(n/a)See Bill Text
222699.8(n/a)See Bill Text

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