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VAHB646PassPipeline 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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2020-03-25
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 449 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB542EnrollRegional 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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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1049EnrollProhibited discrimination; sexual orientation and gender identity. Prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodation, public contracting, apprenticeship programs, housing, banking, and insurance on the basis of sexual orientation or gender...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB616EnrollDepartment of Game and Inland Fisheries; name change. Renames the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries as the Department of Wildlife Resources and the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries as the Board of Wildlife Resources.
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB106EnrollHydraulic fracturing; groundwater management area; prohibition. Prohibits hydraulic fracturing, as defined in the bill, in certain groundwater management areas.
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB504EnrollChesapeake Bay Preservation Areas; mature trees. Adds the preservation of mature trees or planting of trees, both as a water quality protection tool and as a means of providing other natural resource benefits, to the list of activities that the State...
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2020-03-12
Governor's recommendation received by House
VAHB859PassStormwater management facilities; private residential lots; disclosure. Directs the State Water Control Board to adopt regulations requiring the owner of residential property on which is located a privately owned stormwater management facility servin...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 313 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB882EnrollStormwater management; proprietary best management practices. Directs the State Water Control Board to adopt regulations providing for the use of a proprietary best management practice (BMP) only if another state, regional, or national certification ...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1205EnrollDischarge of deleterious substance into state waters; notice. Requires the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to give certain information about an unlawful discharge of a deleterious substance into state waters to the Virginia Department of He...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1422EnrollChesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan initiatives; nutrient management plans; stream exclusion. Sets December 31, 2025, as the target date to achieve the water quality goals contained in Virginia's final Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB679EnrollEastern Virginia Groundwater Management Advisory Committee established; sunset. Requires the Department of Environmental Quality to reestablish the Eastern Virginia Groundwater Management Advisory Committee, which expired on January 1, 2018, to assis...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1458EnrollWater 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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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB747EnrollNutrient and sediment credit generation and transfer; limit certain transfers to private sector. Limits certain transfers of nonpoint nutrient credits to those credits generated by the private sector. The bill provides that while any locality may, wi...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB704EnrollChesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan initiatives; nutrient management plans; stream exclusion. Sets December 31, 2025, as the target date to achieve the water quality goals contained in Virginia's final Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB843EnrollStormwater and erosion and sediment control; acceptance of plans in lieu of plan review. Authorizes the State Water Control Board or the Department of Environmental Quality, in its administration of a Virginia Stormwater Management Program, Virginia ...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1609EnrollNutrient and sediment credit generation and transfer; limit certain transfers to private sector. Limits certain transfers of nonpoint nutrient credits to those credits generated by the private sector. The bill provides that while any locality may, wi...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB673EnrollNonagricultural irrigation wells prohibited outside surficial aquifer. Prohibits any person from constructing a well in a ground water management area for nonagricultural irrigation purposes except in the surficial aquifer. The bill authorizes the St...
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2020-03-10
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB518EngrossChanging the Commonwealth's biennial appropriations to begin in odd-numbered years. Provides that the Commonwealth's biennial appropriations shall start on July 1 of odd-numbered years beginning with the biennial appropriation act for the period July...
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2020-03-03
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB1007EngrossStormwater management; inspections. Directs the Water Control Board to adopt regulations that require that a long-term maintenance agreement for any best management practice that is a wet pond provide for inspections no more frequently than every thr...
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2020-03-03
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake 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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2020-02-25
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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2020-02-25
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB644EngrossPipeline construction projects; violations; cumulative effect; civil penalties. Directs the State Water Control Board to adopt regulations to penalize the accrual of violations of the State Water Control Law by any large natural gas transmission pipe...
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2020-02-18
Passed by indefinitely in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 1-N)
VAHB643EngrossPipeline construction; certification requirement; minimum diameter; stop work orders. Reduces from 36 inches to 24 inches the minimum inside diameter of a natural gas transmission pipeline for which an individual Virginia Water Protection Permit, rat...
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2020-02-18
Passed by indefinitely in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 1-N)
VAHB297IntroGoat grazing on stream buffers. Authorizes a locality that procures and utilizes goats for the temporary grazing of stream buffers to remain in compliance with a resource management plan for pasture land. Such compliance qualifies the locality for ma...
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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB770IntroGoat grazing on stream buffers. Authorizes a locality that procures and utilizes goats for the temporary grazing of stream buffers to remain in compliance with a resource management plan for pasture land. Such compliance qualifies the locality for ma...
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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1180IntroMisdemeanor; maximum term of confinement. Reduces the maximum term of confinement in jail for a Class 1 misdemeanor and certain unclassified misdemeanors from 12 months to 364 days.
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2020-02-11
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1308IntroStormwater management; grandfathered land-disturbing activities. Authorizes any land-disturbing activity that was eligible to take place pursuant to technical criteria that were adopted by the State Water Control Board prior to July 1, 2014, to be go...
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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1393IntroNutrient credit trading; adjacent hydrologic unit code. Removes authority for a Virginia Stormwater Management Program or Virginia Erosion and Stormwater Management Program to allow compliance with stormwater nonpoint nutrient runoff water quality cr...
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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1192IntroAboveground 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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2020-02-07
To House Courts of Justice 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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2020-02-05
Continued to 2021 with substitute in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote
VAHB1364IntroResource Protection Areas; improvement plans. Directs the State Water Control Board, in promulgating regulations that establish criteria for use by local governments to determine the ecological and geographic extent of Chesapeake Bay Preservation Are...
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2020-02-05
Continued to 2021 with substitute in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote
VAHB1715IntroAdministration of Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Programs by the Department of Environmental Quality.
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2020-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB206IntroElectric utility regulation; retail customer choice. Electric utility regulation; retail customer choice. Replaces the Virginia Electric Utility Regulation Act with a system under which retail customers will be able to purchase electricity from the r...
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2020-02-04
Incorporated by Labor and Commerce
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
VAHB1677IntroElectric utility regulation; retail customer choice. Electric utility regulation; retail customer choice. Replaces the Virginia Electric Utility Regulation Act with a system under which retail customers will be able to purchase electricity from the r...
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2020-02-04
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VAHB1016IntroOffshore energy resources; moratorium on offshore oil and gas development. Prohibits any form of leasing for purposes of exploration, development, or production of oil or gas in Virginia's territorial sea, which encompasses the waters within three na...
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2020-01-29
Incorporated by Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
VAHB1128IntroDischarge of deleterious substance into state waters; notice. Requires any person who unlawfully discharges any deleterious substance into state waters to give written notice to the State Water Control Board. Current law requires written notice to be...
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2020-01-29
Incorporated by Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
VAHB1464IntroLocal authority to restrict nutrient credit usage. Authorizes the governing body of any locality, by ordinance, to restrict the total nutrient credits that are generated in the locality and used in an adjacent eight-digit hydrologic unit code or four...
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2020-01-29
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VASB648IntroGoat grazing on stream buffers. Authorizes a locality that procures and utilizes goats for the temporary grazing of stream buffers to remain in compliance with a resource management plan for pasture land. Such compliance qualifies the locality for ma...
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2020-01-21
Stricken at request of Patron in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (11-Y 0-N)
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