Water Quality Improvement Fund; disbursement of grant moneys. (SB644)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Water Quality Improvement Fund disbursements. Allows new or expanding publicly owned treatment works that are not defined as significant dischargers, but are subject to the State Water Control Board's new nutrient control requirements and will have to install nutrient removal technology, similar to the significant dischargers, to apply for matching grant moneys from the Water Quality Improvement Fund. Currently, only those plants that are defined as significant dischargers are eligible to receive grants from the Fund. The bill also authorizes the Department of Environmental Quality to utilize the Fund for design and installation of nutrient removal technologies. Currently, grants to sewage treatment facilities are allocated for two uses, with the larger portion used for biological nutrient removal facilities and other appropriate nutrient removal technologies, and the smaller portion being used for only state-of-the-art facilities. The bill would remove this state-of-the-art restriction on the smaller portion. Read the Bill »


03/24/2006: signed by governor


01/17/2006Presented and ordered printed 067238840
01/17/2006Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/23/2006Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (SB643"
01/24/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/24/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
01/25/2006Read second time
01/25/2006Reading of amendment waived
01/25/2006Committee amendment agreed to
01/25/2006Engrossed by Senate as amended SB644E
01/25/2006Printed as engrossed 067238840-E
01/26/2006Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
01/26/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
01/26/2006Passed by for the day
01/27/2006Passed by for the day
01/30/2006Read second time
01/30/2006Committee amendment reconsidered (38-Y 0-N)
01/30/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
01/30/2006Committee amendment rejected
01/30/2006Reading of substitute waived
01/30/2006Substitute by Senator Watkins agreed to 067270840-S1
01/30/2006Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB644S1
01/31/2006Floor substitute printed 067270840-S1 (Watkins)
01/31/2006Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 0-N)
01/31/2006VOTE: (37-Y 0-N)
01/31/2006Communicated to House
02/14/2006Placed on Calendar
02/14/2006Read first time
02/14/2006Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/21/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB644S1)
02/22/2006Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N)
02/23/2006Read second time
02/24/2006Read third time
02/24/2006Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/24/2006Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (98-Y 0-N)
03/06/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB644ER)
03/07/2006Signed by Speaker
03/08/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB644ER)
03/08/2006Signed by President
03/24/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 236 (effective 7/1/06)
04/03/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0236)