Sewage overflows; authorizes Water Control Board to issue administrative orders for corrective act. (SB798)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sewage overflows. Authorizes the State Water Control Board to issue administrative orders to owners of municipal sewer systems that need corrective actions to prevent sanitary sewer overflows. Places a "safe harbor" provision into Virginia law similar to that found in Section 309 of the Clean Water Act. Read the Bill »


03/09/2007: signed by governor


01/03/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 078857750
01/03/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/22/2007Committee substitute printed 070986750-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 070986750-S1
01/24/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB798S1
01/25/2007Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
01/25/2007Communicated to House
02/05/2007Placed on Calendar
02/05/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/15/2007Read second time
02/16/2007Read third time
02/16/2007Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB798ER)
02/23/2007Signed by Speaker
02/24/2007Signed by President
03/09/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB798ER)
03/09/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 144 (effective 7/1/07)
03/14/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0144)


This bill mentions Chesapeake, Virginia Beach City, Norfolk, Newport News.