Flood Prevention and Protection Assistance Fund; Fund includes dam safety, report. (HB596)

Introduced By

Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester) with support from 22 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg), Del. Vince Callahan (R-McLean), Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst), Del. Allen Dudley (R-Rocky Mount), Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria), Del. Bill Fralin (R-Roanoke), Del. Tom Gear (R-Hampton), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Sam Nixon (R-Richmond), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Chris Saxman (R-Staunton), Del. Ed Scott (R-Culpeper), Del. Terrie Suit (R-Virginia Beach), Del. John Welch (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Rob Wittman (R-Montross), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Robert Hurt (R-Chatham)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Dam and flood assistance fund. Reconstitutes the current Flood Prevention and Protection Assistance Fund into the new Dam Safety, Flood Prevention and Protection Assistance Fund. The new fund will be used to make loans and grants to local governments and loans to private entities to finance the cost of implementing projects to prevent, reduce, or mitigate damages caused by flooding, to upgrade dams or impounding structures, and to fund flood prevention studies. The Virginia Resources Authority would administer and manage the fund, determining the interest rate and terms and conditions of any loan from the Fund in accordance with a memorandum of understanding with the Director of the Department of Conservation and Recreation. The language establishing the Fund is modeled after language creating the Virginia Resources Authority, the Virginia Water Facilities Revolving Fund, and the Virginia Water Supply Revolving Fund. This bill is identical to SB 624. Read the Bill »


04/05/2006: signed by governor


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 060908504
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/18/2006Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N)
01/18/2006Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/27/2006Assigned App. sub: Commerce, Agriculture, and Natural Resources
02/01/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB596)
02/10/2006Reported from Appropriations with amendments (23-Y 0-N)
02/11/2006Read first time
02/13/2006Read second time
02/13/2006Committee amendments agreed to
02/13/2006Engrossed by House as amended HB596E
02/13/2006Printed as engrossed 060908504-E
02/14/2006Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006Communicated to Senate
02/15/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2006Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/17/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB596E)
02/20/2006Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (10-Y 0-N)
02/20/2006Rereferred to Finance
02/28/2006Reported from Finance with amendments (14-Y 1-N)
03/01/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
03/01/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
03/01/2006Motion to reconsider pass by for the day agreed to (40-Y 0-N)
03/01/2006Passed by for the day (40-Y 0-N)
03/01/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
03/02/2006Read third time
03/02/2006Reading of amendments waived
03/02/2006Committee amendments agreed to
03/02/2006Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/02/2006Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N)
03/02/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
03/03/2006Placed on Calendar
03/06/2006Senate amendments agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
03/06/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
03/15/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB596ER)
03/15/2006Signed by Speaker
03/16/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB596ER)
03/16/2006Signed by President
04/05/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 648 (effective 7/1/06)
04/14/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0648)