Bills Pending Virginia House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee

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VAHB1632IntroHunting on Sunday; public lands. Removes the requirement that a person who is hunting on a Sunday do so only on private property. The bill broadens an exception to the prohibition against hunting or killing with a gun, firearm, or other weapon any wi...
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2020-01-20
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1188IntroBear hunting license; inclusion in license to hunt deer and turkey. Directs the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries to include the ability to hunt bear in the existing license to hunt deer and turkey. Current law provides that the standard big game li...
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2020-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1347IntroExpanded polystyrene food service containers; prohibition; civil penalty. Prohibits the dispensing by a food vendor of prepared food to a customer in a single-use expanded polystyrene food service container, as defined in the bill. The bill requires ...
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2020-01-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1307IntroHunting laws; novice booklet. Directs the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to develop and publish in print or on its website or both and update on at least an annual basis a booklet intended for use by novice hunters that may be called "How to...
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2020-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB379IntroHistorical African American cemeteries; Arlington County. Adds three cemeteries in Arlington County to the list of cemeteries for which qualified organizations may receive funds from the Department of Historic Resources for the care of historical Afr...
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2020-01-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1357IntroSale of wildlife mounts permitted. Exempts from the prohibition against selling wild animals any Virginia resident selling a wildlife mount that was taken legally and that underwent the taxidermy process legally.
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2020-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1282IntroLicense to hunt, trap, or fish; exemption for member of federally recognized tribe. Exempts any member of a federally recognized Indian tribe who resides in Virginia from the requirement to obtain a license to hunt, trap, or fish. Current law exempts...
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2020-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1310IntroDepartment of Environmental Quality; notice of disposal of certain fill materials. Requires the Department of Environmental Quality to establish a process whereby if private contractors and agencies of the Commonwealth or its contractors that receive...
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2020-01-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB905IntroHistorical African American cemeteries; City of Chesapeake. Adds one cemetery in Chesapeake to the list of cemeteries for which qualified organizations may receive funds from the Department of Historic Resources for the care of historical African Ame...
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2020-01-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1272IntroHunting license; senior resident lifetime license for hunting bear, deer, and turkey. Directs the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries to provide a senior resident lifetime hunting license that shall include both a basic hunting license and a special b...
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2020-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1523IntroHistorical African American Cemeteries and Graves Fund. Creates the Historical African American Cemeteries and Graves Fund and provides that any funds that are appropriated to the Department of Historic Resources but not used for the maintenance of g...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB533IntroExpanded polystyrene food service containers; prohibition; civil penalty. Prohibits the dispensing by a food vendor of prepared food to a customer in a single-use expanded polystyrene food service container, as defined in the bill. The bill requires ...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB704IntroEnvironmental 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, an...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB449IntroUnlawful hunting, fishing, or trapping; prohibition upon conviction. Provides that any person convicted of violating a hunting, fishing, or trapping law may also be prohibited by the court from hunting, fishing, or trapping for a period of one to fiv...
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2020-01-14
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1164IntroDepartment of Environmental Quality; policy statement. Adds provisions for addressing climate change and for the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the adminis...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1136IntroDepartment of Environmental Quality; Virginia Nonfederally Managed Hazardous Waste Site Inventory; notice of existence of site; civil penalty. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to publish and update annually a Virginia Nonfederall...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1171IntroSolar farms; annual report of acreage; report. Directs the Virginia Solar Energy Center to compile an annual report that lists (i) the total acreage of solar farm or utility-scale solar facility development projects completed in the prior calendar ye...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB507IntroRelease of balloon prohibited; civil penalty. Prohibits any person, with certain exceptions, from knowingly releasing or causing to be released any balloon outdoors and provides that any person convicted of a violation shall be liable for a civil pen...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1170IntroRegional electric utility or transportation sector Regional electric utility or transportation sector emissions programs; participation by Commonwealth. Prohibits the Governor or any state agency or political subdivision from adopting any regulation,...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1144IntroState parks; discounted rental and service fees; military and veterans. Directs the Department of Conservation and Recreation to establish a policy that entitles any veteran or person on active duty military service, and the accompanying spouse or ch...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1038IntroSolid waste management facility; permit for landfill with capacity of more than 35 million tons. Prohibits the Virginia Waste Management Board from issuing (i) a permit for a new solid waste management facility or (ii) an amendment to a permit allowi...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB525IntroGreenhouse gas inventory. Directs the State Air Pollution Control Board to conduct a statewide inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from all sectors using methods developed by the Department of Environmental Quality consistent with recommendat...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB443IntroCoal combustion residuals impoundment; Giles and Russell Coal combustion residuals impoundment; Giles and Russell Counties; closure. Requires the owner or operator of any coal combustion residuals (CCR) unit, defined in the bill to include a coal ash...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB434IntroState parks; lifetime senior parking pass. Directs the Department of Conservation and Recreation to establish a lifetime senior parking pass card that authorizes any person who has paid a one-time fee and has reached the age of 60 to park at any of V...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB5IntroClinch State Scenic River. Designates a 30.3-mile segment of the Clinch River in Tazewell County as part of the Clinch State Scenic River, a component of the Virginia Scenic Rivers System.
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB668IntroField investigations permit; archaeologist qualifications. Restricts the type of applicant to whom the Director of the Department of Conservation and Recreation may issue a permit to conduct any type of field investigation, exploration, or recovery o...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB644IntroPipeline construction projects; water quality violations; cumulative effect; civil penalties. Directs the State Water Control Board to adopt regulations to penalize the accrual of water quality violations by any large natural gas transmission pipelin...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB705IntroState air, waste, and water boards; permit authority; appointment of members. Removes the authority to issue, reissue, amend, or modify permits or certificates or to hear permit actions from the Air Pollution Control Board, the Waste Management Board...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1074IntroDisturbing animals; certain species. Changes from "molest" to "disturb" the term used in describing certain unlawful acts against animals of certain species.
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2020-01-14
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1458IntroWater protection permits; administrative withdrawal. Authorizes the State Water Control Board to administratively withdraw an individual or a general coverage water protection permit application if it is incomplete or for failure by the applicant to ...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1046IntroExpanded polystyrene food service containers; prohibition; civil penalty. Prohibits the dispensing by a food vendor of prepared food to a customer in a single-use expanded polystyrene food service container, as defined in the bill, beginning January ...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB963IntroBear damaging crops; kill permit. Requires the Director of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to authorize the killing of bear when they are found to be responsible for damaging crops, including during a harvest. The bill prohibits the Direc...
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2020-01-14
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB754IntroVirginia Brownfield and Coal Mine Renewable Energy Grant Fund and Program; handbook. Establishes the Virginia Brownfield Renewable Energy and Coal Mine Grant Fund and Program. The fund and program shall be administered by the Department of Mines, Min...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB646IntroPipeline construction permit; amount of civil penalty for violation. Authorizes the State Water Control Board to include civil penalties of up to $50,000 per violation, not to exceed $500,000 per order, in any order for a violation of a permit relate...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB542IntroRegional water resource planning; State Water Control Board regulations. Directs the State Water Control Board to predict the risk that each locality and region in the Commonwealth will experience water supply shortfalls, to encourage the development...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1352IntroSolid waste disposal; unpermitted sites and open dumps; regulation and cleanup. Prohibits the disposal of solid waste in an unpermitted facility and provides that the presence of unpermitted solid waste on a person's property is prima facie evidence ...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB643IntroPipeline construction; certification requirement; minimum diameter; stop work orders. Reduces from 36 inches to 24 inches the minimum inside diameter measurement of a natural gas transmission pipeline for which (i) an additional upland activity certi...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB577IntroState Air Pollution Control Board; low-emissions vehicle program. Directs the State Air Pollution Control Board to implement a low-emissions motor vehicle program based on the motor vehicle standards authorized by Section 177 of the Federal Clean Air...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1306IntroRenewable energy storage projects; brownfields and reclaimed lands; regulations. Directs the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to adopt regulations allowing appropriate brownfields and lands reclaimed after mining to be developed as sites for ...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB388IntroSpecial license to hunt elk. Authorizes the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries (the Board) to create a special license for hunting elk in the elk management zone that is required in addition to a general hunting license. The bill authorizes the Board...
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2020-01-14
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1162IntroDepartment of Environmental Quality; environmental justice. Provides that one of the purposes of the Department of Environmental Quality is to further environmental justice, as defined in the bill.
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Natural Resources Committee
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