Environmental Quality, Department of; consolidation of various boards, increase of authority. (SB1403)

Introduced By

Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Environmental Quality. Consolidates the State Air Pollution Control Board, the State Water Control Board, and the Waste Management Board into one eleven-member citizen boardthe Virginia Board of Environmental Qualitywith the authority to adopt regulations. All other responsibilities of the existing boards, including the authority to issue licenses and permits, shall be transferred to the Department of Environmental Quality. Read the Bill »


03/12/2007: Passed the General Assembly


01/19/2007Presented and ordered printed 070978792
01/19/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/26/2007Assigned ACNR sub: Senate Bill 1403
02/02/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1403)
02/05/2007Committee substitute printed 071004792-S1
02/06/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Read second time
02/06/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2007Committee substitute agreed to 071004792-S1
02/06/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1403S1
02/06/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Passed Senate (28-Y 11-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (28-Y 11-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 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 (74-Y 23-N)
02/20/2007House amendments agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1403ER)
03/12/2007Signed by President
03/13/2007Signed by Speaker
03/14/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1403ER)
03/26/2007Governor's recommendation received by Senate
03/26/2007G Governor's Communication
03/26/2007Bill became law without Governor's signature, Chapter 841 (effective - see bill)
04/10/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0841)