Offshore drilling; apportions royalties that State receives to certain funds and programs. (HB1633)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Saxman (R-Staunton) with support from 34 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg), Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst), Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Tom Gear (R-Hampton), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem), Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Matt Lohr (R-Harrisonburg), Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond), Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), Del. Sam Nixon (R-Richmond), Del. Glenn Oder (R-Newport News), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Lacey Putney (I-Bedford), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Del. Bob Tata (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Offshore drilling; royalties. Apportions any royalties that the Commonwealth might receive from offshore drilling for natural gas and oil among the Transportation Trust Fund, Renewable Electricity Production Grant Fund, the Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium, and programs developed by the Secretary of Natural Resources to clean up the Chesapeake Bay. Read the Bill »


02/17/2009: Failed to Pass in Committee


12/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 097837712
12/08/2008Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/19/2009Assigned App. sub: Economic Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources(Cox)
01/21/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1633)
01/29/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
01/30/2009Reported from Appropriations with amendments (21-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Read first time
02/04/2009Read second time
02/04/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/04/2009Amendments by Delegate Saxman agreed to
02/04/2009Pending question ordered
02/04/2009Engrossed by House as amended (54-Y 42-N) HB1633E
02/04/2009VOTE: --- ENGROSSMENT (54-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Printed as engrossed 097837712-E
02/05/2009Read third time and passed House (58-Y 41-N)
02/05/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (58-Y 41-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2009Referred to Committee on Finance
02/09/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1633E)
02/17/2009Passed by indefinitely in Finance (9-Y 5-N 2-A) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 15 minutes.


Jayme Hill writes:

"Counting the chicks before they hatch!"
Not a priority issue for '09 session. According to the Energy Information Administration, leasing in regions previously protected by federal offshore drilling bans is not expected to begin until 2012, and production is not expected to start before 2017.