Replacement of water by gas well operators; replace water supply contaminated, etc. by an operation. (SB1460)

Introduced By

Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Replacement of water by gas well operators. Requires the operator of any gas well, whether a conventional or coalbed methane well, to replace any water supply contaminated or interrupted by an operation that is within 750 feet of a water well. Surface owners must allow gas well operators to sample water from such wells. Currently, these requirements apply only to operators of coalbed methane wells and not to operators of conventional gas wells. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/20/2009Presented and ordered printed 093116300
01/20/2009Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/26/2009Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2009Read second time and engrossed
01/29/2009Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1460)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
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)
03/04/2009Enrolled
03/04/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1460ER)
03/04/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1460ER)
03/04/2009Signed by President
03/06/2009Signed by Speaker
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 293 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0293)