Natural Resources Commitment Fund; Dept. of Conservation, etc., to provide annual funding needed. (SB1050)

Introduced By

Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington) with support from co-patrons Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), Del. Al Eisenberg (D-Arlington), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), and Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Natural Resources Commitment Fund; funding. Provides that beginning with the 2010-2011 fiscal year and for each fiscal year thereafter, the Governor through the budget process would propose appropriations for funding of the Virginia Natural Resources Commitment Fund (the Subfund). For each fiscal year the Governor would propose appropriations for funding of the Fund in an aggregate amount that would not be less than (i) 150 percent of the greatest, aggregate appropriation to the Fund included in any prior act of the General Assembly or (ii) $30 million, whichever is greater. The bill would also change the formula for distributions from the Fund. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 092856352
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/19/2009Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2009Rereferred to Finance
01/23/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1050)
02/05/2009Reported from Finance with amendment (9-Y 5-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Read second time
02/10/2009Reading of amendment waived
02/10/2009Committee amendment agreed to
02/10/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1050E
02/10/2009Printed as engrossed 092856352-E
02/10/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Passed Senate (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1050E)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/16/2009Assigned App. sub: Economic Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources(Cox)
02/19/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/23/2009Reported from Appropriations with substitute (24-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Committee substitute printed 092647696-H1
02/24/2009Read second time
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Committee substitute agreed to 092647696-H1
02/25/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1050H1
02/25/2009Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/25/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009House substitute rejected by Senate (5-Y 33-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009House insisted on substitute
02/26/2009House requested conference committee
02/26/2009Senate acceded to request (35-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2009Delegates: Landes, Morgan, Phillips
02/26/2009Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2009Senators: Whipple, Reynolds, Hanger
02/28/2009Conference substitute printed 096051352-S1
02/28/2009Conference report agreed to by House (93-Y 0-N)
02/28/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (93-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Conference report agreed to by Senate (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1050ER)
03/09/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1050ER)
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 263 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0263)


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 15 minutes.