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VASB1004PassWildlife Corridor Action Plan; road construction projects. Directs the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, in collaboration with the Department of Transportation and the Department of Conservation and Recreation, to create a Wildlife Corridor Ac...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 672 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB478PassClinch State Scenic River. Designates a 66.8-mile segment of the Clinch River in Tazewell and Russell Counties as part of the Clinch State Scenic River, a component of the Virginia Scenic Rivers System. The bill provides that nothing shall preclude t...
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2020-04-02
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 629 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1352PassSolid 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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2020-04-02
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 621 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1641PassCoal ash ponds; private wells and public water supply wells; resident notification. Requires a utility, defined in the bill as the owner or operator of a coal ash pond in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, to complete a survey of all private wells and pub...
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2020-04-02
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 625 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB443PassCoal 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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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 563 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1622PassOpen-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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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 567 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB511PassElectric vehicle charging stations; operation by state agencies. Authorizes any agency of state government to locate and operate a retail fee-based electric vehicle charging station on property the agency controls. The bill exempts state agencies fro...
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2020-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 490 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1164PassDepartment 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, faith, disability, or income with res...
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2020-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 492 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1136PassDepartment 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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2020-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 491 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1162PassDepartment 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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2020-03-25
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 454 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1523PassHistorical 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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2020-03-25
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 455 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB881PassHistorical 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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2020-03-25
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 456 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB1090PassVirginia Scenic Rivers System; Grays Creek. Designates a six-mile portion of Grays Creek in Surry County as a component of the Virginia Scenic Rivers System.
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2020-03-25
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 457 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB282PassScenic river designation; Maury River. Designates a 19.25-mile segment of the Maury River as a component of the Virginia Scenic Rivers System.
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2020-03-23
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 403 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB288PassScenic river designation; Maury River. Designates a 19.25-mile segment of the Maury River as a component of the Virginia Scenic Rivers System.
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2020-03-23
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 404 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB533EnrollExpanded 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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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB668EnrollField 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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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1526EnrollVirginia Clean Economy Act. Establishes a schedule by which Dominion Energy Virginia and American Electric Power are required to retire electric generating units located in the Commonwealth that emit carbon as a by-product of combusting fuel to gener...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB851EnrollVirginia Clean Economy Act. Establishes a schedule by which Dominion Energy Virginia and American Electric Power are required to retire electric generating units located in the Commonwealth that emit carbon as a by-product of combusting fuel to gener...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB1075EnrollAir Quality Control Board; public notification. Requires that the Air Quality Control Board require the applicant to take certain public notice actions, prior to granting any variance to an existing regulation or issuing any permit for (i) a new foss...
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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
VAHB22EnrollVirginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund; loan and grant program. Continues the Virginia Shoreline Resiliency Fund as the Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund (the Fund), directs the Department of Conservation and Recreation to administer the...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB5PassClinch State Scenic River. Designates a 66.8-mile segment of the Clinch River in Tazewell and Russell Counties as part of the Clinch State Scenic River, a component of the Virginia Scenic Rivers System. The bill provides that nothing shall preclude t...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 306 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB320EnrollVirginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund; loan and grant program. Continues the Virginia Shoreline Resiliency Fund as the Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund (the Fund), directs the Department of Conservation and Recreation to administer the...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB886PassState Trails Advisory Committee; sunset. Extends from January 1, 2021, to January 1, 2027, the sunset of the State Trails Advisory Committee. The committee assists the Commonwealth in developing and implementing a statewide system of attractive, sust...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 314 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB981EnrollClean Energy and Community Flood Preparedness Act; fund. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to incorporate into regulations previously adopted by the State Air Pollution Control Board certain provisions establishing a carbon dioxide cap ...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1145PassScenic river designation. Designates a 17-mile segment of the Pound River in Wise and Dickenson Counties as a component of the Virginia Scenic Rivers System.
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2020-03-12
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 316 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB621FailOpen-space and conservation easements; rule of construction. Provides that if language in an open-space or conservation easement acquired pursuant to state law is ambiguous, such language shall be construed against the grantor and in favor of the gra...
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2020-03-12
Failed to pass in Senate
VAHB1598PassJames State Scenic River designation. Adds a 20-mile portion of the James River located in Albemarle, Buckingham, and Fluvanna Counties to the James State Scenic River, a component of the Virginia Scenic Rivers System.
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2020-03-12
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 319 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1601PassStaunton State Scenic River designation. Adds the 11.5-mile segment of the Staunton River between the U.S. Route 360 bridge and the Staunton River State Park boat landing as a component of the Virginia Scenic Rivers System. The segment of the Staunto...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 320 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1612PassVirginia Scenic Rivers System; Grays Creek. Designates a six-mile portion of Grays Creek in Surry County as a component of the Virginia Scenic Rivers System.
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2020-03-12
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 322 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1642EnrollCoal ash ponds; well monitoring program; well testing. Requires each utility, defined in the bill as the owner or operator of a coal ash pond in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, to commission an independent well water test on behalf of the owner of any ...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1695PassWildlife Corridor Action Plan; road construction projects. Directs the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, in collaboration with the Department of Transportation and the Department of Conservation and Recreation, to create a Wildlife Corridor Ac...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 323 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB1027EnrollClean Energy and Community Flood Preparedness Act; fund. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to incorporate into regulations previously adopted by the State Air Pollution Control Board certain provisions establishing a carbon dioxide cap ...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB674EnrollVoluntary forest mitigation agreements. Authorizes the Secretary of Natural Resources, the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, or any agency within those secretariats, or the Virginia Outdoors Foundation to enter into an agreement, with certain mi...
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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
VASB769EngrossEnvironmental proceedings; findings of fact. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to give deference to findings of fact by a presiding officer based on the evidence presented in any formal proceeding where the parties are operating u...
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2020-03-03
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1657EngrossVirginia Recreational Facilities Authority; dissolution; conveyance of property. Provides that the board of the Virginia Recreational Facilities Authority may by resolution divest itself of property owned by the authority and may convey all such prop...
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2020-03-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB210PassHistorical African American cemeteries; Montgomery County and City of Radford. Adds two cemeteries in Montgomery County and one cemetery in the City of Radford to the list of cemeteries for which qualified organizations may receive funds from the Dep...
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2020-03-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0082)
VAHB314PassHistorical African American cemeteries; Loudoun County. Adds Mt. Zion Old School Baptist Church Cemetery in Loudoun County, with 33 eligible graves, to the list of cemeteries for which qualified organizations may receive funds from the Department of ...
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2020-03-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0083)
VASB992EngrossCarbon trading program; allocation of allowances; new facility. Directs the Air Pollution Control Board (the Board) to allocate allowances for three years to any electric power generating facility that was permitted prior to the June 26, 2019, effect...
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2020-02-27
Stricken from docket by Labor and Commerce (22-Y 0-N)
VAHB110IntroRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiative; trading allowance reserve account; facilities with long-term contracts. Provides that if the Commonwealth becomes a participant in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative or another carbon dioxide cap and trade prog...
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2020-02-11
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VAHB205IntroSmall renewable energy projects; permit by rule process. Provides that any proposed wind energy project with a project boundary located less than two miles from a jurisdictional boundary is not qualified for a permit by rule from the Department of En...
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2020-02-11
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VAHB216IntroNomination of candidates for elected offices; primary election or partisan nomination process required; restrictions on nomination method selected by political party; party identification on ballots. Requires each candidate who has been nominated by ...
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2020-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB302IntroLitter tax. Repeals the annual litter tax. The bill does not affect any litter tax levied prior to July 1, 2020.
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2020-02-11
To House Finance Committee
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
VAHB382IntroVirginia Shoreline Resiliency Fund; grant program. Changes the Virginia Shoreline Resiliency Fund (the Fund) from a lending program to a grant program. The bill directs the Fund to grant money to localities to enable them to offer cost-sharing progra...
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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and 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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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and 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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2020-02-11
To House Appropriations 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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2020-02-11
To House Appropriations Committee
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