Offshore energy resources; exploratory, etc. activity of submerged lands off Atlantic shoreline. (SB1396)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Offshore energy. States that it is the policy of the Commonwealth (i) to support federal funding for the Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, (ii) to support the inclusion of the Atlantic Planning Areas for further study and analysis and possible lease sales as part of the Department of the Interior's 2007-2012 Five Year Leasing Plan with respect to natural gas exploration 50 miles or more off the Atlantic shoreline, and (iii) to urge the President of the United States to revoke the administrative withdrawal from exploratory and leasing activity of submerged lands that are 50 miles or more off the Atlantic shoreline of the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/19/2007Presented and ordered printed 070232832
01/19/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/26/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1396)
02/06/2007Read second time
02/06/2007Reading of amendments waived
02/06/2007Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1396E
02/06/2007Printed as engrossed 070232832-E
02/06/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Communicated to House
02/08/2007Placed on Calendar
02/08/2007Read first time
02/08/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/08/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1396E)
02/15/2007Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (11-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2007Committee substitute printed 070290524-H1
02/19/2007Read second time
02/20/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1396H1)
02/20/2007Passed by for the day
02/21/2007Passed by for the day
02/22/2007Passed by for the day
02/24/2007Failed to pass in Senate
02/24/2007No further action taken
02/24/2007Failed to pass in House