Wells, private; requires site plan to be included in an application for permit to construct. (HB1681)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Construction of wells. Requires a site plan, but not a survey plat, to be included in an application for a permit to construct a private well. Also clarifies that it is the landowner's responsibility to ensure that the well is located on his property. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/23/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 094037596
12/23/2008Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/16/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1681)
01/16/2009Assigned HWI sub: Institutions
01/27/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
01/29/2009Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2009Read first time
02/02/2009Read second time
02/02/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/02/2009Engrossed by House as amended HB1681E
02/02/2009Printed as engrossed 094037596-E
02/03/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1681)
02/03/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1681E)
02/04/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2009Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/12/2009Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2009Read third time
02/16/2009Passed Senate (40-Y -N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1681ER)
02/18/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1681ER)
02/18/2009Signed by Speaker
02/18/2009Signed by President
02/25/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 59 (effective 7/1/09)
02/25/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0059)


This bill mentions Suffolk, Virginia Beach, James City, Chesterfield, Powhatan, Goochland, Albemarle, Orange, Stafford, Culpeper, Rappahannock, Fauquier, Prince William, Manassas, Manassas Park, Loudoun, Clarke.


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 50 seconds.