Betterment loans; established, eligibility therefor to repair, etc., failing onsite sewage systems. (HB2646)

Introduced By

Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Eligibility for betterment loans. Directs the Board of Health and the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality to develop procedures for qualifying the owners of failing septic tanks, underground storage tanks, and contaminated dry cleaning stores, for betterment loans to be provided by private lenders. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/23/2009Presented and ordered printed 091163544
01/23/2009Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/28/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2646)
02/03/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2646)
02/04/2009Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (11-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Committee substitute printed 093992687-H1
02/05/2009Read first time
02/06/2009Read second time
02/06/2009Committee substitute agreed to 093992687-H1
02/06/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2646H1
02/08/2009Passed by for the day
02/09/2009Read third time and passed House (92-Y 7-N)
02/09/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (92-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2009Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/19/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2646H1)
02/19/2009Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Read third time
02/23/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2646H1)
02/28/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2646ER)
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
02/28/2009Signed by President
03/09/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2646ER)
03/12/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2646ER)
03/30/2009Governor's recommendation received by House
04/07/2009Placed on Calendar
04/08/2009Enacted, Chapter 828 (effective 7/1/09)
04/08/2009House concurred in Governor's recommendation (97-Y 0-N)
04/08/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/08/2009Reenrolled bill text (HB2646ER2)
04/08/2009Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/08/2009Signed by President as reenrolled
04/08/2009Enacted, Chapter 829 (effective 7/1/09)
04/08/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0829)
04/14/2009Reenrolled bill text (HB2646ER2)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 6 clips in all, totaling 7 minutes.


David Burris writes:

I've been an Environmental Health Specialist for 19 years and dealing with failing septic systems for poor people is always a challenge. I agree with this bill and hope that the process for obtaining these loans can be done quickly. The regulations do not allow the Health Department to wait till funding can be found. If the failure is a health hazard then the health hazard must be elimenated immediately regardless of the cost.