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. Amends § 10.1-2128, § 10.1-2128.1, § 10.1-2129, § 10.1-2132, § 10.1-2133, § 10.1-2134, § 2.2-1514, § 58.1-638, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

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