Sewage sludge; local government to certify that site thereof in compliance with ordinances. (SB1313)

Introduced By

Sen. Charles Hawkins (R-Chatham) with support from co-patrons Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg), Del. Shannon Valentine (D-Lynchburg), and Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Land application of sewage sludge. Requires that the local government certify as part of the state permit application to land apply sewage sludge that the site of the proposed spreading of sewage sludge is in compliance with all local ordinances. The bill also gives localities the authority to adopt an ordinance that reasonably restricts the land application of sewage sludge to certain areas or parcels based on public health, welfare, or safety criteria. The Department of Environmental Quality or the Department of Health permit application filled out by the person applying the sewage sludge is not considered complete until there is such local certification. Read the Bill »


03/15/2007: signed by governor


01/10/2007Presented and ordered printed 072540736
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/22/2007Committee substitute printed 070985736-S1
01/23/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/24/2007Read second time
01/24/2007Reading of substitute waived
01/24/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070985736-S1
01/24/2007Reading of amendment waived
01/24/2007Amendment by Senator Hawkins agreed to
01/24/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute w/amendment SB1313ES1
01/24/2007Printed as engrossed 070985736-ES1
01/25/2007Motion to recommit to committee agreed to
01/25/2007Recommitted to Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/06/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1313ES1
02/06/2007Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (37-Y 2-N)
02/06/2007Reading of amendment waived
02/06/2007Committee amendment agreed to
02/06/2007Reengrossed by Senate as amended SB1313E2
02/06/2007Printed as reengrossed 070985736-E2
02/06/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 2-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (37-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Communicated to House
02/07/2007Reengrossed bill reprinted 070985736-E2
02/08/2007Placed on Calendar
02/08/2007Read first time
02/08/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/15/2007Read second time
02/16/2007Read third time
02/16/2007Committee amendments agreed to
02/16/2007Engrossed by House as amended
02/16/2007Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1313ER)
03/07/2007Signed by Speaker
03/08/2007Signed by President
03/15/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 390 (effective 7/1/07)
03/21/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0390)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2801.


Lorraine Potter writes:

What in the world does "reasonably restrict"
mean? Sounds like the kind of loophole you could drive a sludge truck through.