Offshore energy resources; production and development permitted 50 miles off Atlantic shoreline. (SB394)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield), and Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Offshore energy resources.  States that it shall be the policy of the Commonwealth to support oil and natural gas exploration, development, and production 50 miles or more off Virginia's coast. Currently, the policy is limited to supporting exploration for natural gas resources 50 miles or more offshore. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100459D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/08/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB394)
02/15/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/16/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Passed Senate (33-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Placed on Calendar
02/17/2010Read first time
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/23/2010Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2010Read second time
02/26/2010Read third time
02/26/2010Committee amendment agreed to
02/26/2010Engrossed by House as amended
02/26/2010Passed House with amendment (68-Y 28-N)
02/26/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (68-Y 28-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2010House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB394ER)
03/10/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB394ER)
03/10/2010Signed by Speaker
03/12/2010Signed by President
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 607 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0607)


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 2 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB787.