Flood Prevention and Protection Assistance Fund; Fund includes dam safety, report. (SB624)

Introduced By

Sen. Brandon Bell (R-Roanoke)


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 Director of Conservation and Recreation would make the decision on how the moneys in the Fund would be disbursed. 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 HB 596. Read the Bill »


04/05/2006: signed by governor


01/13/2006Presented and ordered printed 067245700
01/13/2006Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/23/2006Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N)
01/23/2006Rereferred to Finance
01/31/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB624)
02/01/2006Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/02/2006Committee substitute printed 069213700-S1
02/02/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/2006Read second time
02/03/2006Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2006Committee substitute agreed to 069213700-S1
02/03/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB624S1
02/06/2006Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2006Communicated to House
02/09/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB624S1)
02/13/2006Placed on Calendar
02/13/2006Read first time
02/13/2006Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/15/2006Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment (22SB624""
02/16/2006Read second time
02/17/2006Read third time
02/17/2006Committee amendment agreed to
02/17/2006Engrossed by House as amended
02/17/2006Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/17/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/2006Passed by for the day
02/22/2006House amendment rejected by Senate (5-Y 34-N)
02/22/2006VOTE: (5-Y 34-N)
02/23/2006House insisted on amendment
02/23/2006House requested conference committee
02/27/2006Senate acceded to request (38-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006Conferees appointed by Senate
02/27/2006Senators: Bell, Ruff, McDougle
03/02/2006Conferees appointed by House
03/02/2006Delegates: Sherwood, Byron, Plum
03/08/2006Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/08/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
03/21/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB624ER)
03/21/2006Signed by Speaker
03/22/2006Signed by President
03/23/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB624ER)
04/05/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 765 (effective 7/1/06)
04/17/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0765)