Land Conservation Fund; disbursement of moneys. (HB2825)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Matt Lohr (R-Harrisonburg), Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. Chris Saxman (R-Staunton), Del. Ed Scott (R-Culpeper), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Land Conservation Fund disbursements. Establishes a threshold that determines how the unrestricted funds in the Virginia Land Conservation Fund will be expended. If, by September, the new deposits in the Fund are less $10 million, 25% of the moneys in the Fund is allocated to the Open-Space Land Preservation Trust (OSLPTF) Fund and 75% is disbursed in the form of grants equally among the following four uses: natural area protection, open spaces and parks (including land for hunting, fishing or wildlife watching), farmlands and forest preservation, and historic area preservation. If the Fund contains $10 million or more, the OSLPTF receives 25 % of the moneys in the Fund and the remaining funds are awarded equally in the form of grants among five uses: natural area protection, open spaces and parks (including land for hunting, fishing or wildlife watching), farmland preservation, forestland conservation, and historic area preservation. Any OSLPTF funds not disbursed or committed to a project by the end of the fiscal year reverts to the Virginia Land Conservation Fund to be redistributed among the authorized uses. Read the Bill »


03/20/2007: signed by governor


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072542118
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/23/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2825)
01/25/2007Read first time
01/26/2007Read second time
01/26/2007Committee amendments agreed to
01/26/2007Engrossed by House as amended HB2825E
01/26/2007Printed as engrossed 072542118-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
02/13/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2007Read third time
02/14/2007Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2825ER)
02/22/2007Signed by Speaker
02/23/2007Signed by President
03/09/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2825ER)
03/20/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 673 (effective 7/1/07)
04/05/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0673)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB942.