Conservation easements; removes requirement that person recording easement mail certified copy. (HB1715)

Introduced By

Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Notification of conservation easement.  Removes the requirement that the person recording the conservation easement mail a certified copy to the Attorney General. The bill does require that copies of the easement and any associated plats be mailed to the commissioner of revenue for the locality in which the property under easement is located, the Director of the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, and any other public body named in the instrument. If the easement is on lands where there is a historic place or landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places or the Virginia Landmarks Register, notice of the date and place of recordation has to be given to the Department of Historic Resources rather than the Virginia Historic Landmarks Board, which currently receives such notice. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101232D
01/10/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/19/2011Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2011Read first time
01/21/2011Read second time and engrossed
01/24/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1715)
01/24/2011Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
01/24/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
01/25/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/21/2011Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Read third time
02/23/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1715ER)
03/03/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1715ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/16/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 207 (effective 7/1/11)
03/16/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0207)


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 40 seconds.