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VAHB1855PassDepartment of Mines, Minerals and Energy. Renames the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy as the Department of Energy. Within the Department, the bill renames the Division of Mined Land Reclamation as the Division of Mined Land Repurposing and r...
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2021-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0532)
VASB1274PassGovernment planning; wildlife corridors. Directs various agencies to consider and incorporate, where applicable, wildlife corridors and any recommendation of the Wildlife Corridor Action Plan. The bill directs the Department of Wildlife Resources to ...
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2021-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0498)
VAHB1928PassHistoric resources; acquisition and lease of land. Authorizes the Department of Historic Resources and the Board of Historic Resources to undertake additional leasing and property acquisition activities related to battlefield properties, designated l...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0406)
VAHB2148PassSmall renewable energy projects; energy storage. Includes in the definition of a "small renewable energy project" certain energy storage facilities and projects that include storage facility components. Such facilities are eligible for special permit...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0419)
VAHB1819PassRappahannock State Scenic River designation. Adds a 79-mile portion of the Rappahannock River located in Caroline, King George, Westmoreland, Essex, and Richmond Counties to the Rappahannock State Scenic River, a component of the Virginia Scenic Rive...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0399)
VAHB1836PassSecretary of Natural Resources. Renames the Secretary of Natural Resources as the Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources. The bill also designates the Secretary as the Chief Resilience Officer and removes the Virginia Museum of Natural History f...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0401)
VAHB1958PassScenic river designation; South River. Designates a 6.5-mile segment of the South River in the City of Waynesboro as a component of the Virginia Scenic Rivers System.
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0407)
VAHB1833PassDepartment of Conservation and Recreation; leasing of land. Changes the process by which the Department of Conservation and Recreation may lease certain lands from one that is subject to the consent and approval of the Governor and the General Assemb...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0400)
VAHB2118PassElectric Vehicle Grant Fund and Program; creation; work group report. Establishes the Electric Vehicle Grant Fund and Program for the purpose of (i) awarding grants on a competitive basis to public school divisions for (a) assisting with costs of rep...
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2021-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0418)
VAHB2129PassChesapeake Bay; wastewater treatment; Enhanced Nutrient Removal Certainty Program. Requires the State Water Control Board to adopt regulations establishing a Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan Enhanced Nutrient Removal Certainty Program (ENRC Pr...
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2021-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0363)
VASB1453PassRevision of Titles 45.1 and 67. Creates proposed Title 45.2 (Mines, Minerals, and Energy) as a revision of existing Title 45.1 (Mines and Mining) and existing Title 67 (Virginia Energy Plan). Proposed Title 45.2 consists of 21 chapters divided into f...
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2021-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0387)
VASB1354PassChesapeake Bay; wastewater treatment; Enhanced Nutrient Removal Certainty Program. Requires the State Water Control Board to adopt regulations establishing a Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan Enhanced Nutrient Removal Certainty Program (ENRC Pr...
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2021-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0364)
VASB1164PassAdvanced recycling; definition. Defines, for purposes of the Virginia Waste Management Act, "advanced recycling" as a manufacturing process for the conversion of post-use polymers and recovered feedstocks into basic hydrocarbon raw materials and othe...
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2021-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0375)
VAHB1760PassConservation easements; construction. Provides that an easement held pursuant to the Virginia Conservation Easement Act or the Open-Space Land Act shall be construed in favor of achieving the conservation purposes for which it was created.
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0317)
VASB1389PassVirginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; required disclosures; repetitive risk loss structure; flood risk information form. Requires the Real Estate Board to make available on its website a flood risk information form, the details of which are o...
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2021-03-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0323)
VAHB2223PassDepartment of the Treasury and State Treasurer; bonds. Eliminates language that directs certain officers and board members to procure individual surety bonds mandated by current law when such officers and board members are already covered under bondi...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0152)
VASB1199PassConservation easements; construction. Provides that an easement held pursuant to the Virginia Conservation Easement Act or the Open-Space Land Act be construed in favor of achieving the conservation purposes for which it was created.
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0274)
VAHB1902PassExpanded 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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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0262)
VAHB1965PassState Air Pollution Control Board; low-emissions and zero-emissions vehicle program. Directs the State Air Pollution Control Board to implement a low-emissions and zero-emissions vehicle program for motor vehicles with a model year of 2025 and later....
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0263)
VASB1210PassEnvironmental permit fees; working groups. Directs the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality to convene working groups for the purpose of developing annual fee schedules for nonhazardous solid waste management facilities and annual main...
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2021-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0275)
VASB1280PassDams; negotiated settlement agreements. Authorizes the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board to enter into a negotiated settlement with the owners of certain impounding structures who have allegedly violated or failed, neglected, or refused to o...
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2021-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0097)
VASB1290PassConserveVirginia program; established. Establishes in the Department of Conservation and Recreation a data-driven Geographical Information Systems model to prioritize potential conservation areas across the Commonwealth that would provide quantifiabl...
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2021-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0099)
VASB1282PassGreenhouse gas emissions inventory; regulations. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to conduct a statewide baseline and projection inventory of all greenhouse gas emissions and to update such inventory every four years. The bill requires...
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2021-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0098)
VAHB2311PassObjects of antiquity; removal from battlefield; penalty. Adds land owned by a battlefield preservation organization and land on which such organization holds an easement to the category of lands on which it is unlawful to intentionally damage, distur...
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2021-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0059)
VAHB1837PassVirginia Soil and Water Conservation Board; membership. Clarifies that each of the six nonlegislative citizen members of the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board (the Board) who is not an at-large member is to be appointed by the Governor from ...
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2021-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0043)
VASB1161PassVirginia Soil and Water Conservation Board; membership. Clarifies that each of the six nonlegislative citizen members of the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board (the Board) who is not an at-large member is to be appointed by the Governor from ...
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2021-03-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0044)
VAHB2074Engross

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Environmental justice; interagency working group. Establishes the Interagency Environmental Justice Working Group as an advisory council in the executive branch of state government to further environmental justice in the Commonwealth and directs each...
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2021-03-01
Failed to pass
VAHB2221Engross

Sine Die
Environmental permits; community and environmental justice outreach. Requires the applicant for any (i) new or major modified stationary air pollution source, (ii) new landfill or transfer station, (iii) certification of site approval for a hazardous...
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2021-02-23
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1161Engross

Sine Die
Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board; membership. Clarifies that each of the six nonlegislative citizen members of the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board (the Board) who is not an at-large member is to be appointed by the Governor from ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote
VASB1164Engross

Sine Die
Advanced recycling; not considered solid waste management; definition. Defines "advanced recycling" as a manufacturing process for the conversion of post-use polymers and recovered feedstocks into basic hydrocarbon raw materials and other materials. ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote
VASB1199Engross

Sine Die
Conservation easements; construction. Provides that an easement held pursuant to the Virginia Conservation Easement Act or the Open-Space Land Act be construed in favor of achieving the conservation purposes for which it was created. Conservation ea...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote
VASB1280Engross

Sine Die
Dams; negotiated settlement agreements. Authorizes the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board to enter into a negotiated settlement with the owners of certain impounding structures who have allegedly violated or failed, neglected, or refused to o...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote
VASB1210Engross

Sine Die
Environmental permit fees; working groups. Directs the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality to convene working groups for the purpose of developing annual fee schedules for nonhazardous solid waste management facilities and annual main...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote
VASB1290Engross

Sine Die
ConserveVirginia program; established. Establishes in the Department of Conservation and Recreation a data-driven Geographical Information Systems model to prioritize potential conservation areas across the Commonwealth that would provide quantifiabl...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote
VASB1274Engross

Sine Die
Government planning; wildlife corridors. Directs various agencies to consider and incorporate, where applicable, wildlife corridors and any recommendation of the Wildlife Corridor Action Plan. The bill directs the Department of Wildlife Resources to ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote
VASB1282Engross

Sine Die
Greenhouse gas emissions inventory; regulations. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to conduct a statewide baseline and projection inventory of all greenhouse gas emissions and to update such inventory every four years. The bill requires...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote
VASB1354Engross

Sine Die
Chesapeake Bay; wastewater treatment; Enhanced Nutrient Removal Certainty Program. Requires the State Water Control Board to adopt regulations establishing a Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan Enhanced Nutrient Removal Certainty Program (ENRC Pr...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote
VASB1389Engross

Sine Die
Property; flood risk information form. Requires the Real Estate Board (the Board) to make available on its website a flood risk information form, the details of which are outlined in the bill. The bill also provides that an owner of residential real ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in General Laws by voice vote
VASB1453Engross

Sine Die
Revision of Titles 45.1 and 67. Creates proposed Title 45.2 (Mines, Minerals, and Energy) as a revision of existing Title 45.1 (Mines and Mining) and existing Title 67 (Virginia Energy Plan). Proposed Title 45.2 consists of 21 chapters divided into f...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote
VASB1373Intro

Sine Die
Environmental permits; community and environmental justice outreach. Requires the applicant for any (i) new or major modified stationary air pollution source, (ii) new landfill or transfer station, (iii) certification of site approval for a hazardous...
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2021-02-06
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1739Intro

Sine Die
State parks; discounted rental and service fees; military State 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 activ...
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2021-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1760Engross

Sine Die
Conservation easements; construction. Provides that an easement held pursuant to the Virginia Conservation Easement Act or the Open-Space Land Act shall be construed in favor of achieving the conservation purposes for which it was created. Conservat...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1766Intro

Sine Die
State parks; Disabled Veteran's Passport. Expands the Disabled Veteran's Passport program to all U.S. veterans with a service-connected disability. Currently, a veteran must be 100 percent disabled to be eligible for the program, which provides free ...
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2021-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1819Engross

Sine Die
Rappahannock State Scenic River designation. Adds a 79-mile portion of the Rappahannock River located in Caroline, King George, Westmoreland, Essex, and Richmond Counties to the Rappahannock State Scenic River, a component of the Virginia Scenic Rive...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1833Engross

Sine Die
Department of Conservation and Recreation; leasing of land. Changes the process by which the Department of Conservation and Recreation may lease certain lands from one that is subject to the consent and approval of the Governor and the General Assemb...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1837Engross

Sine Die
Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board; membership. Clarifies that each of the six nonlegislative citizen members of the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board (the Board) who is not an at-large member is to be appointed by the Governor from ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1836Engross

Sine Die
Secretary of Natural Resources. Renames the Secretary of Natural Resources as the Secretary of Natural and Cultural Resources. The bill also designates the Secretary as the Chief Resilience Officer and removes the Virginia Museum of Natural History f...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1855Engross

Sine Die
Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. Renames the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy as the Department of Energy. Within the Department, the bill renames the Division of Mined Land Reclamation as the Division of Mined Land Repurposing and r...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1928Engross

Sine Die
Historic resources; acquisition and lease of land. Authorizes the Department of Historic Resources and the Board of Historic Resources to undertake additional leasing and property acquisition activities related to battlefield properties, designated l...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1958Engross

Sine Die
Scenic river designation; South River. Designates a 6.5-mile segment of the South River in the City of Waynesboro as a component of the Virginia Scenic Rivers System.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N)
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