Water quality monitors; DEQ to encourage those, ensuring 3,000 stream miles are monitored by 2010. (HB1859)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Wittman (R-Montross)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Water quality monitors. Requires that at least 10% of Virginia's river and stream miles being monitored for water quality by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) be monitored by volunteers who are members of a DEQ-certified citizen monitoring program. Read the Bill »


02/19/2007: signed by governor


01/03/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072192554
01/03/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/18/2007Assigned ACNRsub: Natural Resources (Ware, R.L.)
01/25/2007Read first time
01/26/2007Read second time
01/26/2007Committee amendment agreed to
01/26/2007Engrossed by House as amended HB1859E
01/26/2007Printed as engrossed 072192554-E
01/29/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/29/2007VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2007Communicated to Senate
01/30/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/06/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1859E)
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 (HB1859ER)
02/12/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1859ER)
02/12/2007Signed by Speaker
02/12/2007Signed by President
02/19/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 29 (effective 7/1/07)
03/13/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0029)


Waldo Jaquith writes:

But what if the there aren't enough people interested in volunteering to get certified and monitor water quality?