Municipal solid waste; regulation thereof. (HB1689)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave) with support from co-patrons Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), and Sen. Robert Hurt (R-Chatham)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Regulation of municipal solid waste. Repeals two provisions of the solid waste laws enacted in 1999 that were subsequently found to be unconstitutional by the federal court. The bill repeals the authority of the Solid Waste Management Board to develop regulations governing the commercial transport of nonhazardous municipal solid waste by truck. This section was declared unconstitutional because it imposed certain requirements on large trucks carrying solid waste that violated the dormant commerce clause. The federal court found that the statute placed "disproportionate burdens" on trucks carrying waste from outside of Virginia. The second provision found to be unconstitutional under the dormant commerce clause was the 2,000 tons per day cap placed on landfills for accepting municipal solid waste. This is a recommendation of the Virginia Code Commission. Read the Bill »


02/19/2007: signed by governor


12/12/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 077551132
12/12/2006Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/18/2007Read first time
01/19/2007Read second time and engrossed
01/22/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1689)
01/22/2007Read third time and passed House (74-Y 22-N)
01/22/2007Communicated to Senate
01/23/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/23/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/06/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2007Read third time
02/07/2007Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
02/07/2007VOTE: (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1689ER)
02/12/2007Signed by Speaker
02/12/2007Signed by President
02/13/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1689ER)
02/19/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 23 (effective 7/1/07)
03/13/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0023)