Silvicultural activities; State Forester to inspect land to determine if activity causing pollution. (SB1295)

Introduced By

Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax), Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell), Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria), Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian), Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Silvicultural activities. Authorizes the State Forester to enter and inspect lands where silvicultural activities are occurring in order to determine whether the activity is causing or likely to cause pollution. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 093957810
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/22/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1295)
02/02/2009Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Read second time
02/04/2009Reading of amendments waived
02/04/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/04/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1295E
02/04/2009Printed as engrossed 093957810-E
02/05/2009Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/13/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1295E)
02/18/2009Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Read second time
02/20/2009Passed by for the day
02/23/2009Passed by for the day
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1295ER)
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
03/04/2009Signed by President
03/12/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1295ER)
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 572 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0572)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 3 minutes.