Alternative on-site sewage systems; no locality shall prohibit use thereof. (HB1788)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Hull (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alternative on-site sewage systems. Limits a locality's ability to regulate septic systems by restricting localities from prohibiting the use of alternative on-site sewage systems that have been approved for use by the Virginia Department of Health and prohibiting the locality from requiring maintenance of such systems beyond the manufacturer's recommendations or regulation of the Department of Health. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090842552
01/09/2009Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/20/2009Assigned CC & T sub: 2
01/26/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1788)
02/05/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/06/2009Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Committee substitute printed 092086552-H1
02/08/2009Read first time
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Committee substitute agreed to 092086552-H1
02/09/2009Amendment by Delegate Hull agreed to
02/09/2009Amendments by Delegate May rejected
02/09/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1788EH1
02/09/2009Printed as engrossed 092086552-EH1
02/10/2009Read third time and passed House (50-Y 48-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (50-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House (56-Y 41-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: --- RECONSIDER (56-Y 41-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Passed House (57-Y 42-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE #2 (57-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/17/2009Reported from Local Government with amendment (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1788EH1)
02/20/2009Passed by for the day
02/23/2009Passed by for the day
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Reading of amendment waived
02/24/2009Committee amendment agreed to
02/24/2009Passed by for the day
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Amendments by Senator Herring withdrawn
02/25/2009Reading of amendments waived
02/25/2009Amendments by Senator Edwards rejected
02/25/2009Committee amendment reconsidered (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Committee amendment rejected
02/25/2009Floor substitute printed 092095552-S1 (Martin)
02/25/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/25/2009Substitute by Senator Martin agreed to 092095552-S1
02/25/2009Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB1788S1
02/25/2009Passed Senate with substitute (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Placed on Calendar
02/26/2009Senate substitute agreed to by House 092095552-S1 (78-Y 17-N)
02/26/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (78-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1788S1)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1788ER)
03/09/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1788ER)
03/10/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/30/2009Governor's recommendation received by House
04/07/2009Placed on Calendar
04/08/2009Enacted, Chapter 785 (effective 7/1/09)
04/08/2009House concurred in Governor's recommendation (90-Y 8-N)
04/08/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (90-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/08/2009Reenrolled bill text (HB1788ER2)
04/08/2009Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/08/2009Signed by President as reenrolled
04/08/2009Enacted, Chapter 786 (effective 7/1/09)
04/08/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0786)
04/14/2009Reenrolled bill text (HB1788ER2)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 26 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2294.