Public sewer system; locality may adopt ordinance establishing standard for use & services; penalty. (HB82)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Civil penalties for violation of sewage usage ordinances.  Allows any locality under an order of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality issued pursuant to the authority of subdivision (8a) of 62.1-44.15 to adopt an ordinance establishing a uniform schedule of civil penalties for violations of ordinances governing the introduction of pollutants and wastes into the locality's public sewer system. Such civil penalties may not be more than $100 for the initial summons and not more than $150 for each additional summons. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100628D
01/04/2010Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB82)
01/20/2010Referred from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/20/2010Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/26/2010Assigned CC & T sub: #2
01/28/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (11-Y 0-N)
01/29/2010Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2010Committee substitute printed 10104391D-H1
02/01/2010Read first time
02/02/2010Read second time
02/02/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104391D-H1
02/02/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB82H1
02/03/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE(98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2010Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/09/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB82H1)
02/23/2010Reported from Local Government (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2010Read third time
02/26/2010Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB82ER)
03/08/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB82ER)
03/08/2010Signed by Speaker
03/08/2010Signed by President
04/07/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 198 (effective 7/1/10)
04/07/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0198)


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 35 seconds.


Glen Besa writes:

This may be a very bad bill. Not clear if this bill may be establishing an unreasonably low civil penalty such that big polluters could pay $100/day and a max fine of $3000 to pollute with impunity with treatment could cost thousands even tens of thousands of dollars. Not clear what existing penalty provisions may apply.