Sewage treatment facilities; establishing a governing board. (SB507)

Introduced By

Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sewage treatment facilities; governing board. Requires that certain entities that provide sewerage services to residents of the Commonwealth and to another state be managed by a governing board that is comprised of an equal number of residents of Virginia and of the other state. The requirement applies to such entities that operate a sewage treatment facility located in Virginia that has a capacity of at least five million gallons per day and was financed through the Virginia Revolving Loan Fund. The number of members of the governing board is determined based on the number of Virginia localities in which the entity provides sewerage services, with the governing body of each such locality appointing two members. If the members of the governing board deadlock on an issue pertaining to the management of the entity's business and affairs, one-half of the members of the board may petition the State Corporation Commission to arbitrate the issue over which the board is deadlocked. If the articles of incorporation, bylaws, charter, or other organic document of such an entity that was in existence prior to July 1, 2006, is not amended by January 1, 2008, to comply with the requirements regarding the governing board, then the locality wherein the sewage treatment facility is located is authorized to acquire the facility and related property, which acquisition may be by condemnation for the purpose of providing sewerage service to persons residing in the Commonwealth and the Bluestone Watershed. Read the Bill »


04/05/2006: signed by governor


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 062832792
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/30/2006Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (15-Y 0-N)
02/01/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/01/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/02/2006Read second time
02/02/2006Reading of amendments waived
02/02/2006Committee amendments agreed to
02/02/2006Engrossed by Senate as amended SB507E
02/02/2006Printed as engrossed 062832792-E
02/03/2006Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/03/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/03/2006Communicated to House
02/14/2006Placed on Calendar
02/14/2006Read first time
02/14/2006Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/21/2006Reported from Commerce and Labor (20-Y 2-N)
02/23/2006Read second time
02/24/2006Read third time
02/24/2006Passed House (97-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/24/2006Passed by for the day
02/27/2006Read third time
02/27/2006Passed House (99-Y 1-N)
02/27/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 1-N)
03/06/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB507ER)
03/07/2006Signed by Speaker
03/08/2006Signed by President
04/05/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 576 (effective 7/1/06)
04/12/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0576)