Stormwater offsets; authorizes permit-issuing authorities to allow permit holders to comply. (HB2168)

Introduced By

Del. Watkins Abbitt (I-Appomattox) with support from co-patron Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Stormwater offsets. Authorizes permit-issuing authorities to allow stormwater permit holders to comply with nonpoint nutrient runoff water quality criteria by acquiring offsite nonpoint nutrient offsets that have been certified under the Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Exchange Program. The credit offsets have to be (i) in the same tributary and (ii) included in a permit-issuing authority's regional stormwater management plan. The bill also requires an offset broker to pay the permit-issuing authority a fee equal to six percent of the amount paid by the permittee for the offsets. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 093962544
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/21/2009Assigned ACNRsub: #2 Natural Resource
01/23/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2168)
01/28/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/04/2009Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Committee substitute printed 093986400-H1
02/05/2009Read first time
02/06/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2168H1)
02/06/2009Read second time
02/06/2009Committee substitute agreed to 093986400-H1
02/06/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2168H1
02/08/2009Passed by for the day
02/09/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/09/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2009Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/16/2009Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Read third time
02/18/2009Reading of amendments waived
02/18/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/18/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/18/2009Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Placed on Calendar
02/20/2009Senate amendments agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/20/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2168ER)
02/25/2009Signed by Speaker
02/26/2009Signed by President
03/04/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2168ER)
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 364 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0364)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.