Dam break inundation zones; localities with authority to address development. (HB837)

Introduced By

Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester) with support from 11 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Al Eisenberg (D-Arlington), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Paul Nichols (D-Woodbridge), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Ed Scott (R-Culpeper), Del. Jim Shuler (D-Blacksburg), Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan), Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath), Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon), Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell), Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Dam break inundation zones. Provides localities with the authority to address development in dam break inundation zones. The bill directs developers to assist dam owner with required upgrades and requires additional disclosure and notification procedures for dam owners. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 083939822
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/23/2008Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2008Committee substitute printed 083972728-H1
01/24/2008Read first time
01/24/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB837)
01/25/2008Passed by for the day
01/28/2008Read second time
01/28/2008Committee substitute agreed to 083972728-H1
01/28/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB837H1
01/29/2008Read third time and passed House (94-Y 2-N)
01/29/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (94-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2008Communicated to Senate
01/30/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2008Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/07/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB837H1)
02/18/2008Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
02/19/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2008Read third time
02/20/2008Passed by for the day
02/21/2008Read third time
02/21/2008Reading of amendment waived
02/21/2008Committee amendment agreed to
02/21/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/21/2008Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2008Placed on Calendar
02/25/2008Senate amendment agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
02/27/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB837ER)
02/27/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB837ER)
02/27/2008Signed by Speaker
02/28/2008Signed by President
03/06/2008Governor's recommendation received by House
03/06/2008Placed on Calendar
03/07/2008House concurred in Governor's recommendation (97-Y 0-N)
03/07/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
03/08/2008Enacted, Chapter (effective - see bill)
03/08/2008Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2008G Governor's recommendation adopted
03/08/2008Reenrolled bill text (HB837ER2)
03/08/2008Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
03/08/2008Signed by President as reenrolled
03/08/2008Enacted, Chapter 491 (effective - see bill)
03/14/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0491)