Natural Resources Commitment Fund; created. (HB1335)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave) with support from 39 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville), Del. William Barlow (D-Smithfield), Del. Joe Bouchard (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Matt Lohr (R-Harrisonburg), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. Joe May (R-Leesburg), Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria), Del. Harvey Morgan (R-Gloucester), Del. Dave Nutter (R-Christiansburg), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. Chris Saxman (R-Staunton), Del. Ed Scott (R-Culpeper), Del. Steve Shannon (D-Vienna), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Shannon Valentine (D-Lynchburg), Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan), Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson), Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg), Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Robert Hurt (R-Chatham), Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac), Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell), Sen. Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk), Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville), Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria), Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Natural resources funding. Allocates annually 10 percent of the revenue generated by a one percent sales and use tax, not to exceed $100 million, to fund agricultural best management practices. The sales tax allocation would be deposited into the newly established Virginia Natural Resources Commitment Fund and distributed to the Department of Conservation and Recreation's Agricultural Best Management Practices Cost-Share Program for the implementation of agricultural best management practices (BMP). Fifty-seven percent of the moneys are to used for matching grants to implement BMPs on agricultural lands exclusively in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and 38 percent of the moneys would be used for all other lands in the Commonwealth. Five percent of the moneys would be allocated to soil and water conservation districts. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/09/2008Committee
01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087750792
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/22/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1335)
01/23/2008Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2008Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/25/2008Assigned App. sub: Economic Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources(Cox)
02/08/2008Reported from Appropriations with substitute (24-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2008Committee substitute printed 082578792-H1
02/09/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Read second time
02/11/2008Committee amendment from ACNR rejected
02/11/2008Committee substitute from Appropriations agreed to 082578792-H1
02/11/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1335H1
02/12/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/12/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Communicated to Senate
02/13/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2008Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/14/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1335H1)
02/25/2008Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/2008Read third time
02/27/2008Reading of amendment waived
02/27/2008Committee amendment agreed to
02/27/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/27/2008Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/28/2008Placed on Calendar
02/29/2008Senate amendment agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/29/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Enrolled
03/04/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1335ER)
03/05/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1335ER)
03/05/2008Signed by Speaker
03/06/2008Signed by President
03/12/2008Governor's recommendation received by House
03/12/2008Placed on Calendar
03/13/2008House concurred in Governor's recommendation (99-Y 0-N)
03/13/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N)
03/13/2008Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N)
03/13/2008G Governor's recommendation adopted
03/13/2008Reenrolled
03/13/2008Reenrolled bill text (HB1335ER2)
03/13/2008Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
03/13/2008Signed by President as reenrolled
03/13/2008Enacted, Chapter 643 (effective 7/1/08)
03/14/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 643 (effective 7/1/08)
03/18/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0643)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB511.

Comments

Virginia ITSP Association, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Allocates annually 10 percent of the revenue generated by a one percent sales and use tax, not to exceed $100 million, to fund agricultural best management practices. The sales tax allocation would be deposited into the newly established Virginia Natural Resources Commitment Fund and distributed to the Department of Conservation and Recreation's Agricultural Best Management Practices Cost-Share Program for the implementation of agricultural best management practices (BMP).