Stormwater management program; certain localities required to adopt thereto. (SB274)

Introduced By

Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Stormwater management; civil penalty. Requires localities located in Tidewater and those that are classified as an MS4 under the federal Clean Water Act to adopt a local stormwater management program in accordance with a schedule established by the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board. The locality is to adopt its stormwater program between 12 and 18 months after the effective date of the Board's regulation that establishes local program criteria and delegation procedures. Under current law these localities are to adopt a program by July 1, 2006. Any locality that isn't in Tidewater or classified as an MS4 can choose to administer its own program (seek delegation) within six months following the effective date of the regulation. The bill also increases the maximum fine for violation of the provisions of the stormwater law from a civil penalty of $25,000 to $32,500. Read the Bill »


03/23/2006: signed by governor


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 067236844
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/16/2006Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 0-N)
01/17/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/17/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
01/18/2006Read second time and engrossed
01/19/2006Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
01/19/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
01/19/2006Communicated to House
01/20/2006Placed on Calendar
01/20/2006Read first time
01/20/2006Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/15/2006Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N)
02/16/2006Read second time
02/17/2006Read third time
02/17/2006Passed by for the day
02/20/2006Read third time
02/20/2006Passed House (98-Y 0-N)
02/20/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB274ER)
02/28/2006Signed by Speaker
03/01/2006Signed by President
03/23/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 171 (effective 7/1/06)
03/31/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0171)