Bills Pending Virginia Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee

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VAHB1509EngrossVirginia Food Access Investment Program and Fund. Creates the Virginia Food Access Investment Program and Fund to provide funding for the construction, rehabilitation, equipment upgrades, or expansion of grocery stores, small food retailers, and inno...
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2020-02-12
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1313EngrossChief Resilience Officer. Directs the Governor to designate a Chief Resilience Officer to serve as the primary coordinator of resilience and adaptation initiatives in Virginia and as the primary point of contact regarding issues related to resilience...
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2020-02-12
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1375EngrossLiving shorelines; resiliency. Includes a shoreline practice that may enhance coastal resilience and attenuation of wave energy and storm surge in the definition of living shoreline for purposes of establishing and implementing a general permit regul...
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1674EngrossEastern Virginia Groundwater Management Area; provisional surface water withdrawal permit. Authorizes the State Water Control Board to issue a provisional surface water withdrawal permit within the Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Area to an a...
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1136EngrossDepartment of Environmental Quality; Hazardous Waste Site Inventory. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to compile and maintain a Hazardous Waste Site Inventory, consisting of a list of sites permitted by or in corrective action under th...
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1622EngrossOpen-Space Lands Preservation Trust Fund; acquisition of interests in property. Authorizes the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, in administering the Open-Space Lands Preservation Trust Fund, to provide grants to persons conveying to the Foundation fee s...
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB443EngrossCoal 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 pond or landfill, at the Glen Lyn Plant and the Clinch R...
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1237EngrossBeehive distribution program. Changes the process for the granting of basic beehive units by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services from a first-come, first-served process to one based on random selection and limits applicants to three b...
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB542EngrossRegional water resource planning; State Water Control Board regulations. Directs the State Water Control Board to estimate the risk that each locality and region in the Commonwealth will experience water supply shortfalls, to encourage the developmen...
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1310EngrossDepartment of Environmental Quality; notice of disposal of certain fill materials. Requires the Department of Environmental Quality to establish a process whereby any person that receives coverage under the General Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimin...
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1641EngrossCoal ash ponds; drinking water well; resident notification. Requires a utility, defined in the bill as the owner or operator of a coal ash pond, to complete a survey of all drinking water wells within 1.5 miles of each of its ponds by October 1, 2020...
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1642EngrossCoal 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 with...
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1609EngrossNutrient credit use; land-disturbing activity by wastewater utility. Provides that when a publicly owned wastewater treatment works conducts land-disturbing activities in order to construct or expand a facility, it may comply with the water quality r...
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1034EngrossLocal Food and Farming Infrastructure Fund; Grant Program; political subdivisions. Establishes the Local Food and Farming Infrastructure Fund and directs the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to establish a Local Food and Farming Infras...
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2020-02-11
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB672EngrossState, regional, and local planning; climate change. Establishes a policy of the Commonwealth to prevent and to minimize actions that contribute to the detrimental effects of climate change in the Commonwealth. The bill requires any state agency to e...
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2020-02-07
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1329EngrossChesapeake Bay Preservation Areas; local ordinances; penalties. Directs localities in Tidewater Virginia to incorporate certain penalties into their ordinances protecting the quality of state waters in Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas.
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2020-02-06
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1430EngrossIndustrial hemp extract; approval as food or ingredient; regulations; fund; emergency. Provides that an industrial hemp extract, as defined in the bill, is a food and is subject to applicable laws and regulations. The bill establishes (i) requirement...
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2020-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB668EngrossField investigations permit; archaeologist qualifications; penalty. Establishes standards for education, experience, ability, and other factors for a field supervisor who is identified in an application to the Director of the Department of Conservati...
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2020-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1458EngrossWater 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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2020-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1707EngrossClean Energy Advisory Board. Expands the membership of the Clean Energy Advisory Board (the Board) from 15 to 17 members. The measure specifies that one of the new members shall be an expert with experience implementing low-income and middle-income i...
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2020-02-05
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB669IntroAnimal testing; breeding. Prohibits any person from breeding a dog or cat for the express purpose of producing offspring for (i) use in research, experimentation, or testing that is not required pursuant to federal law or regulation or (ii) sale to a...
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2020-02-04
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB626IntroAboveground storage tanks; Hazardous Substance Aboveground Storage Tank Fund; civil and criminal penalties. Directs the State Water Control Board to regulate aboveground storage tanks that measure more than 1,320 gallons in capacity and are used to c...
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2020-02-04
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB414EngrossVirginia Energy Plan; covenants regarding solar power; reasonable restrictions. Provides that a restriction on solar energy collection devices is not reasonable if application of the restriction to a particular proposal (i) increases the cost of inst...
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2020-02-04
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB547EngrossVirginia Energy and Economy Transition Council established. Establishes the Virginia Energy and Economy Transition Council, consisting of 30 members, to develop plans to assist the Commonwealth in transitioning from the use of fossil fuel energy to r...
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2020-02-04
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1002EngrossAgriculture and Forestry Industries Development Planning Grant Program. Authorizes the Governor to award grants from the existing Governor's Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund to encourage efforts by political subdivisions to suppor...
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2020-02-03
[Hearing: Feb 25]
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB409IntroLocal impact from large landfills. Requires the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality to analyze and determine, in writing, what impacts to local water, soil, and air quality are expected from the construction and operation of a new mun...
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2020-01-28
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
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