Reversion of federal lands; State to take title to lands in NoVa with environmental contamination. (HB2431)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), and Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Reversion of federal lands to the Commonwealth. Authorizes the Commonwealth to take title to federal lands containing environmental contamination if the United States agrees to indemnify the Commonwealth for associated liabilities and clean-up costs or otherwise provides satisfactory assurances that all corrective action necessary to protect human health and the environment will be taken at the sole expense of the United States. Read the Bill »


03/19/2007: signed by governor


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 078137204
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/12/2007Assigned GL sub: #4 Prof./Occup./Admin. (Cosgrove)
01/15/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2431)
01/31/2007Read first time
02/01/2007Read second time
02/01/2007Committee amendments agreed to
02/01/2007Engrossed by House as amended HB2431E
02/01/2007Printed as engrossed 078137204-E
02/02/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/02/2007Communicated to Senate
02/05/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2431E)
02/05/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/19/2007Committee substitute printed 070438204-S1
02/19/2007Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007Motion to reconsider Passed by for the day agreed to (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Passed by for the day
02/21/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2431S1)
02/21/2007Read third time
02/21/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/21/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070438204-S1
02/21/2007Passed by temporarily
02/21/2007Passed by for the day
02/22/2007Floor substitute printed 077576784-S2 (O'Brien)
02/22/2007Floor substitute printed 070592784-S3 (O'Brien)
02/22/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2431S3)
02/22/2007Read third time
02/22/2007Committee substitute reconsidered (39-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Committee substitute rejected 072028232-S1
02/22/2007Substitute by Senator O'Brien withdrawn 077576784-S2
02/22/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/22/2007Substitute by Senator O'Brien agreed to 070592784-S3
02/22/2007Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB2431S3
02/22/2007Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 1-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Placed on Calendar
02/22/2007Senate substitute agreed to by House (87-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (87-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2431ER)
03/12/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2431ER)
03/12/2007Signed by President
03/13/2007Signed by Speaker
03/19/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 490 (effective 7/1/07)
03/27/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0490)