Uniform Environmental Covenants Act; established. (SB686)

Introduced By

Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Uniform environmental covenants.  Authorizes the Department of Environmental Quality to enter into environmental covenants with interest holders in real property that restrict the use of the real property. The covenants are intended to survive transfers of ownership interests in the land or operations of law that may otherwise terminate the covenant. The bill spells out the recordation process and notice to subsequent holders of interest. Prior held interests are not affected by the covenant. The Department of Environmental Quality will create an electronic registry containing all environmental covenants. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/22/2010Presented and ordered printed 10104250D
01/22/2010Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/08/2010Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (11-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2010Rereferred to Finance
02/11/2010Committee substitute printed 10105313D-S1
02/11/2010Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Read second time
02/16/2010Reading of amendment waived
02/16/2010Committee amendment rejected
02/16/2010Reading of substitute waived
02/16/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105313D-S1
02/16/2010Reading of amendments waived
02/16/2010Amendments by Senator Reynolds agreed to
02/16/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments SB686ES1
02/16/2010Printed as engrossed 10105313D-ES1
02/16/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2010Placed on Calendar
02/18/2010Read first time
02/18/2010Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
03/03/2010Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2010Read second time
03/05/2010Passed by for the day
03/08/2010Read third time
03/08/2010Passed House (88-Y 10-N)
03/08/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (88-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB686ER)
03/12/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB686ER)
03/13/2010Signed by Speaker
03/15/2010Signed by President
04/12/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 691 (effective 7/1/10)
04/12/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0691)


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 3 minutes.