Environmental impact reports; required for any major state construction project over $500,000. (HB1116)

Introduced By

Del. Watkins Abbitt (I-Appomattox)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Environmental impact reports. Requires an environmental impact report be done for any major state construction project that will cost $1 million or more. The current threshold amount requiring such a report is $100,000. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 083941400
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/18/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1116)
01/23/2008Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2008Read first time
01/25/2008Read second time
01/25/2008Committee amendment agreed to
01/25/2008Engrossed by House as amended HB1116E
01/25/2008Printed as engrossed 083941400-E
01/28/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/28/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2008Communicated to Senate
01/29/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2008Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/12/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1116E)
02/18/2008Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N)
02/19/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2008Read third time
02/20/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1116ER)
02/25/2008Signed by Speaker
02/26/2008Signed by President
02/27/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1116ER)
03/06/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 224 (effective 7/1/08)
03/06/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 225 (effective 7/1/08)
03/06/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0225)


cvllelaw writes:

The headline on this bill needs to be changed (both here and on the GA site) -- the headline refers to $500,000; the bill says $1,000,000.

Waldo Jaquith writes:

Our data comes straight from the General Assembly's site. Were I to edit the title here, it would simply revert to $500,000 at the top of the next hour, when next Richmond Sunlight is synched with the General Assembly's site. (Otherwise our bill titles wouldn't be updated when they're retitled by their patrons.) The typos are frustrating enough, but this is the first instance that I've seen of a bill title that's wrong.

Bill writes:

Yes.. typos are frustrating. Your site has the wrong summary ("summary as introduced")... the GA is correct... "summary as passed".