Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act; redefines localities that are under jurisdiction. (SB386)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Application of the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act. Redefines the localities that are under the jurisdiction of the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act (CBPA). Currently, the CBPA applies to specifically named counties and cities that are defined as being located within Tidewater Virginia. The bill changes the definition of which localities constitute Tidewater Virginia to include only those localities wholly east of Interstate 95. Because the definition of Tidewater Virginia in the CBPA also appears in the stormwater law, to ensure that there is no change in the coverage of the stormwater program, the counties and cities currently listed in the CBPA's definition of Tidewater are delineated in the stormwater law. Amends § 10.1-2101, § 10.1-603.3, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


02/04/2008: Awaiting a Vote in the Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee


  • 01/08/2008 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 072589268
  • 01/08/2008 Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
  • 01/25/2008 Impact statement from DPB (SB386)
  • 02/04/2008 Stricken at request of Patron in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


This bill mentions Chesapeake, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Isle of Wight, Hampton, Poquoson, Surry, Petersburg, York, Colonial Heights, Williamsburg, Hopewell, James City, Chesterfield, Gloucester, New Kent, Henrico, Richmond, Middlesex, King William, King and Queen, Accomack, Northumberland, Tidewater, Westmoreland, Spotsylvania, King George, Fredericksburg, Stafford, Prince William, Alexandria, Arlington.