Bills Pending Virginia Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee

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VASB1761IntroLandfill permits; adjacent locality approval. Requires that an application for a new solid waste management facility permit or for modification of a permit to allow an existing solid waste management facility to expand or increase its capacity includ...
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2019-01-18
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1745IntroDEQ permits; technical assistance grants. Creates the Permitting Technical Assistance Fund (the Fund) for the purpose of issuing grants to qualified groups to obtain technical assistance in (i) interpreting information with regard to permits, permit ...
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2019-01-17
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1743IntroCoal ash management. Prohibits the construction of any Coal ash management. Prohibits the construction of any landfill or impoundment for the storage of coal combustion residuals located in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, defined in the bill as a CCR u...
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2019-01-17
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1725IntroStationary blinds in the public waters; minimum distance from shore. Provides that no stake or stationary waterfowl blind that is erected in the public waters be located less than 150 yards from a riparian owner's shoreline at the mean low water mark...
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2019-01-16
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1692IntroIndustrial hemp; federal Farm Bill; emergency. Conforms Industrial hemp; federal Farm Bill; emergency. Conforms Virginia law to the provisions of the federal 2018 Farm Bill by amending the definitions of cannabidiol oil, marijuana, and tetrahydrocann...
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2019-01-14
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1666IntroVirginia Coastal Protection Act. Recasts the Virginia Virginia Coastal Protection Act. Recasts the Virginia Shoreline Resiliency Fund as the Virginia Coastal Protection Fund. Moneys generated by the sale of carbon dioxide emissions allowances through...
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2019-01-10
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1599IntroGround water withdrawal; Eastern Shore Groundwater Management Area; incentives for use. Directs the State Water Control Board to adopt regulations providing incentives for the withdrawal of water from the surficial aquifer, rather than the deep aquif...
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2019-01-09
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1573IntroOffshore oil and gas drilling; prohibition. Prohibits the Marine Resources Commission or the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy from granting any lease or permit for oil or gas exploration or drilling, or the construction of oil or gas infrastr...
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2019-01-09
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1569IntroMarine Resources Commission; grant of interest in subaqueous lands; federal civil works project; report. Authorizes the Commonwealth, acting through the Marine Resources Commission, to grant to a political subdivision of the Commonwealth an easement ...
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2019-01-09
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1388IntroChesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan; Lynnhaven River and Little Creek watersheds. Repeals directions to state agencies to exclude the Lynnhaven River and Little Creek watersheds from the James River Basin for purposes of the Chesapeake Bay W...
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2019-01-08
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1427IntroWater and sewerage companies; cost allocation and rate design. Requires the State Corporation Commission (SCC) to consider certain factors in making determinations regarding water and sewerage company rate applications or proposals allocating the rev...
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2019-01-08
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1462IntroComprehensive animal care; enforceable under Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Subjects certain animal care statutes to enforcement under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act (§59.1-196 et seq.). These statutes relate to the misrepresentation of...
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2019-01-08
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1414IntroPotomac Aquifer recharge monitoring; advisory board; Potomac Aquifer recharge monitoring; advisory board; laboratory established; SWIFT Project. Creates an advisory board and a laboratory to monitor the effects of the Sustainable Water Infrastructure...
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2019-01-08
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1413IntroOyster planting grounds; lease assignments. Authorizes the Commissioner of Marine Resources (the Commissioner) to decide which area within a riparian owner's waters shall be assigned for planting oysters and removes the $1.50 fee of such assignment. ...
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2019-01-08
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1271IntroOil and gas wells; bonding requirements; application notice. Authorizes a person who applies for a hearing in front of the Virginia Gas and Oil Board to provide required notice of such application to certain gas or oil owners, coal owners, mineral ow...
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2019-01-07
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1328IntroStormwater Local Assistance Fund; grants to non-MS4 localities. Authorizes the Department of Environmental Quality (the Department), with the approval of the Secretary of Natural Resources, to designate a portion of the moneys in the Stormwater Local...
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2019-01-07
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1268IntroGas or oil drilling units; escrowed proceeds; Coalfield Region Elderly Assistance Fund; Coalfield Region Tourism Fund. Provides that proceeds of certain gas or oil wells, escrowed because the owner's identity and location remain unknown, shall be pre...
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2019-01-07
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1208IntroWater impounding structures; portable pumping systems. Directs the Soil and Water Conservation Board to promulgate regulations that allow for the use of a portable pumping system when retrofitting an existing impoundment structure with a draining dev...
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2019-01-04
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1212IntroWater improvement districts; assessment of service charge; referendum. Removes provisions authorizing a water improvement district to levy a tax on owners of land within the district. The bill removes the requirement that owners of land approving a r...
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2019-01-04
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1058IntroCompanion animals; care; local ordinances. Authorizes any locality to adopt an ordinance that parallels and makes more stringent the state law regarding the care of companion animals.
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2018-12-06
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1057IntroIndustrial hemp; definition; exclusion from certain marijuana provisions. Includes in the definition of "industrial hemp" any compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant Cannabis sativa, its seeds, or its resin that ...
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2018-12-06
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1046IntroManagement of menhaden. Requires the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to adopt regulations to implement the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden and authorizes the Commission to adopt regulations for managing the Commonwealth'...
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2018-12-02
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1049IntroMenhaden fishery. Directs the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to adopt regulations to implement the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden and requires that any moratorium on the fishery be subject to legislative review.
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2018-12-02
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB217IntroSale of dog or cat not obtained from releasing agency or animal rescue; prohibition. Authorizes localities to adopt ordinances prohibiting the sale in a pet shop of any dog or cat that was not obtained from a Virginia releasing agency or a nonprofit ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB499IntroAgriculture easements; validity; termination. Prohibits a restriction imposed by a conservation easement from being enforced against any occupied single-family dwelling structure, including any outbuilding, shed, barn, garage, or driveway, or the lan...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB838IntroVirginia Conservation Police Review Board. Creates a six-member review board composed of a State Police officer and a criminal defense lawyer, both appointed by the Governor; a recreational angler and a hunter, appointed by the Speaker of the House o...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB175IntroPublic animal shelters; dogs and cats; euthanasia notice. Requires a public animal shelter to wait three days before euthanizing a dog or cat when a person has notified the shelter of his intent to adopt or take custody of the particular animal. The ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB414EngrossMicro Market Act; penalty. Provides for the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to issue permits for the operation of a micro market, which is defined in the bill as an unattended, self-checkout retail food establishment located in the in...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB940IntroCombined sewer overflow system; notice of discharge. Requires the owner or operator of any combined sewer overflow (CSO) system to immediately report any discharge of untreated or partially treated sewage to the Department of Environmental Quality (t...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB990IntroStormwater; State Water Control Board; regulations. Authorizes the State Water Control Board (the Board) to adopt stormwater regulations that provide any definitions, equations, or protocols needed to implement the runoff reduction method of demonstr...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1043IntroPet shops; procurement of dogs; penalty. Prohibits a commercial dog breeder from selling a dog without providing to the purchaser a form signed by the breeder stating that the breeder is in full compliance with the requirements for a commercial dog b...
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2018-11-27
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
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