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VAHB2269VetoRegional transportation sector emissions programs; participation by Commonwealth. Prohibits the Governor or any state agency from adopting any regulation establishing or bringing about the participation by the Commonwealth in the Transportation and C...
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2019-04-03
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB2611VetoRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiative; prohibition on participation by Commonwealth. Prohibits the Governor or any state agency from adopting any regulation establishing a carbon dioxide cap-and-trade program or bringing about the participation by the C...
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2019-04-03
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB2182PassDepartment of General Services; surplus property; opportunity for economic development entities to purchase prior to public sale. Provides that prior to offering surplus property for sale to the public, the Department of General Services (the Departm...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0659)
VASB1681PassDepartment of General Services; surplus property; opportunity for economic development entities to purchase prior to public sale. Provides that prior to offering surplus property for sale to the public, the Department of General Services (the Departm...
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2019-03-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0660)
VAHB1822PassVirginia Water Quality Improvement Fund; grant for wastewater conveyance facility; estimates of future funding requests; Stormwater Local Assistance Fund. Authorizes the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality (the Department) to authoriz...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0533)
VAHB2009PassVirginia Land Conservation Foundation; project proposals. Directs the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation to conduct a grant round each year to identify and rank projects for the subsequent fiscal year. The bill requires the Foundation to assume an...
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2019-03-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0539)
VAHB2411PassTimber sales; theft; accounting; penalty. Provides that a person who buys and removes timber from a landowner's property is guilty of timber theft if he fails to pay the landowner by the date specified in their agreement or, if there is no written ag...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0348)
VASB1469PassTimber sales; theft; accounting; penalty. Provides that a person who buys and removes timber from a landowner's property is guilty of timber theft if he fails to pay the landowner by the date specified in their agreement or, if there is no written ag...
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2019-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0353)
VASB1128PassHistorical African American cemeteries; City of Hampton. Adds seven cemeteries in Hampton to the list of cemeteries for which qualified organizations may receive funds from the Department of Historic Resources for the care of historical African Ameri...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0268)
VAHB2311PassHistorical African American cemeteries; City of Suffolk. Adds Oak Lawn Cemetery in Suffolk, with 468 eligible graves, to the list of cemeteries for which qualified organizations may receive funds from the Department of Historic Resources for the care...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0251)
VAHB2406PassHistorical African American cemeteries; City of Martinsville. Adds three cemeteries in Martinsville to the list of cemeteries for which qualified organizations may receive funds from the Department of Historic Resources for the care of historical Afr...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0252)
VAHB2681PassHistorical African American cemeteries; City of Hampton. Adds seven cemeteries in Hampton to the list of cemeteries for which qualified organizations may receive funds from the Department of Historic Resources for the care of historical African Ameri...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0257)
VAHB2739PassHistorical African American cemeteries; City of Alexandria. Adds six cemeteries in Alexandria to the list of cemeteries for which qualified organizations may receive funds from the Department of Historic Resources for the care of historical African A...
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2019-03-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0260)
VAHB1973PassHistorical African American cemeteries; Pulaski County. Adds two cemeteries in Pulaski County to the list of cemeteries for which qualified organizations may receive funds from the Department of Historic Resources for the care of historical African A...
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2019-03-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0184)
VAHB2341PassForester title. Authorizes a person who has met the educational criteria for Certified Forester, as reviewed and officially recognized in writing by the Society of American Foresters (the Society), to use the title of "forester" in connection with an...
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2019-02-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0158)
VAHB2395FailHazardous Waste Site Inventory. Requires the Department of Environmental Quality (the Department) to compile by July 1, 2020, to update at least annually thereafter, and to post to its website a Hazardous Waste Site Inventory (the Inventory). The Inv...
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2019-02-24
Failed to pass in House
VAHB2755FailConservation easements; comprehensive plan. Requires that the use of real property for open-space land shall conform to the official comprehensive plan for the area in which the property is located. Current law provides that no conservation easement ...
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2019-02-24
Failed to pass in House
VAHB1715PassDams; wetland vegetation. Exempts wetland vegetation growing on certain regulated impounding structures from the requirement that all vegetation be removed from such dams. The bill exempts vegetation associated with a wetland mitigation bank or in-li...
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2019-02-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0148)
VAHB2201EngrossState Forester; confidentiality of certain records. Excludes from the mandatory disclosure provisions of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act certain records of the Department of Forestry (the Department). The records include trade secrets and fin...
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2019-02-07
Passed by indefinitely in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with letter (12-Y 0-N)
VAHB1880IntroState environmental boards; appointment of members. Changes the composition of the Air Pollution Control Board, the Waste Management Board, and the State Water Control Board from appointment exclusively by the Governor to the following: two members a...
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2019-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB2101IntroDepartment of Professional and Occupational Regulation; deregulation of the practice of landscape architects, soil scientists, and waste management facility operators. Eliminates licensure requirements for landscape architects, soil scientists, and w...
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2019-02-05
To House General Laws Committee
VAHB2249IntroTimber sales; theft; accounting; penalty. Provides that a person who buys and removes timber from a landowner's property is guilty of larceny if he fails to pay the landowner by the date specified in their agreement, or if there is no written agreeme...
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2019-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB2391IntroLandfills; waste disposal fee; Greenhouse Gas Fund. Requires any person owning or operating a permitted solid waste management facility to collect from each person disposing waste at such facility a fee of $1 for every 500 pounds of waste, or fractio...
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2019-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB2761IntroCave and karst protection; penalty. Authorizes the Department of Conservation and Recreation to include karsts and related landscape features, defined in the bill, in various functions related to cave protection, including education of public agencie...
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2019-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB2735IntroVirginia 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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2019-02-05
To House Commerce and Labor Committee
VAHB2105IntroCoal combustion residuals; Chesapeake Bay watershed; Coal combustion residuals; Chesapeake Bay watershed; 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,...
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2019-01-30
Tabled in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (19-Y 3-N)
VASB1533IntroCoal combustion residuals; Chesapeake Bay watershed; 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, that is located in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to c...
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2019-01-30
Incorporated by Finance
VASB1009IntroCoal combustion residuals surface impoundments; closure. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to require the closure of any coal combustion residuals (CCR) surface impoundment located in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The bill requires that...
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2019-01-28
Incorporated by Commerce and Labor
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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2019-01-24
Stricken at request of Patron in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (9-Y 0-N)
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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2019-01-24
Stricken at request of Patron in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (9-Y 0-N)
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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2019-01-24
Passed by indefinitely in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N)
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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2019-01-24
Passed by indefinitely in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (8-Y 6-N 1-A)
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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2019-01-24
Failed to report (defeated) in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (5-Y 10-N)
VASB767IntroCoal ash ponds; flaws in closure plans; delay of permit. Authorizes the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality (the Director) to delay the issuance of a permit for the closure of a coal ash pond if the Department of Environmental Quality...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
VASB765IntroCoal ash ponds; mandatory testing of drinking water wells. Requires the owner or operator of any coal ash pond in the Chesapeake Bay watershed that is closed by capping in place to complete a survey of all drinking water wells within one mile of the ...
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2018-11-30
To Senate Commerce and Labor 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
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