Environmental impact reports; requires county, city, or town to submit report on highway projects. (SB43)

Introduced By

Sen. Yvonne Miller (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Environmental impact reports for major state projects. Requires state or local authority to submit an environmental impact report for projects where the land acquisition or construction costs are greater than $1,000,000. Currently environmental impact reports must be submitted for projects where the land acquisition or construction costs are greater than $100,000. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/20/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080560276
12/20/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/14/2008Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendments (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2008Read second time
01/16/2008Reading of amendments waived
01/16/2008Committee amendments agreed to
01/16/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended SB43E
01/16/2008Printed as engrossed 080560276-E
01/17/2008Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2008Communicated to House
01/23/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB43E)
02/11/2008Placed on Calendar
02/11/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/20/2008Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (21-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Read second time
02/22/2008Read third time
02/22/2008Passed House BLOCK VOTE (94-Y 0-N)
02/22/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (94-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB43ER)
02/25/2008Signed by Speaker
02/26/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB43ER)
02/26/2008Signed by President
03/06/2008Governor's recommendation received by House
03/06/2008Governor's recommendation received by Senate
03/06/2008Placed on Calendar
03/07/2008Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (37-Y 2-N)
03/08/2008Enacted, Chapter (effective 7/1/08)
03/08/2008Passed by temporarily
03/08/2008House concurred in Governor's recommendation (92-Y 8-N)
03/08/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (92-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2008G Governor's recommendation adopted
03/08/2008Reenrolled bill text (SB43ER2)
03/08/2008Signed by President as reenrolled
03/08/2008Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
03/08/2008Enacted, Chapter 473 (effective 7/1/08)
03/14/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0473)