Natural Resources Commitment Fund; created. (SB511)

Introduced By

Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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 »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08
01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084336352
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/21/2008Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2008Rereferred to Finance
01/22/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB511)
02/07/2008Reported from Finance with amendments (15-Y 1-N)
02/07/2008Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Committee substitute printed 082947352-S1
02/11/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Read second time
02/12/2008Reading of amendment waived
02/12/2008Committee amendment rejected
02/12/2008Reading of substitute waived
02/12/2008Committee substitute agreed to 082947352-S1
02/12/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB511S1
02/12/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Passed Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Communicated to House
02/14/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB511S1)
02/14/2008Placed on Calendar
02/14/2008Read first time
02/14/2008Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/19/2008Assigned App. sub: Economic Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources(Cox)
02/27/2008Reported from Appropriations with substitute (23-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2008Committee substitute printed 082596696-H1
02/29/2008Read second time
03/03/2008Read third time
03/03/2008Committee substitute agreed to 082596696-H1
03/03/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB511H1
03/03/2008Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
03/03/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/08/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB511ER)
03/08/2008Signed by Speaker
03/10/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB511ER)
03/11/2008Signed by President
03/12/2008Signed by Speaker
03/12/2008Signed by President
03/27/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 701 (effective 7/1/08)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1335.