Wells; issuance of an express geothermal permit for construction therof. (SB1128)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patrons Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Bob Hull (D-Falls Church), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), and Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Private wells; definition. Excludes any drilling done for the purpose of constructing a geothermal heating system from the definition of a "private well." Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 097773293
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/26/2009Rereferred from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2009Rereferred to Education and Health
02/02/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1128)
02/05/2009Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Committee substitute printed 094144293-S1
02/06/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2009Committee substitute agreed to 094144293-S1
02/09/2009Reading of amendments waived
02/09/2009Amendments by Senator Petersen agreed to
02/09/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments SB1128ES1
02/09/2009Printed as engrossed 094144293-ES1
02/09/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Placed on Calendar
02/11/2009Read first time
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/13/2009Assigned HWI sub: Institutions
02/17/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/19/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1128ES1)
02/19/2009Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Read second time
02/23/2009Passed by for the day
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Committee amendment agreed to
02/24/2009Engrossed by House as amended
02/24/2009Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1128ER)
03/04/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1128ER)
03/05/2009Signed by President
03/06/2009Signed by Speaker
03/30/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 710 (effective 7/1/09)
03/30/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0710)


This bill mentions Suffolk, James City, Powhatan, Goochland, Prince William, Loudoun.