Virginia Water Protection Permit; state agencies asked to review to provide comments within 45 days. (SB1021)

Introduced By

Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Water Protection Permits; multiagency review; urgent public health need.  Requires the Department of Environmental Quality to identify projects as having an urgent public health need if such project (i) is funded by the Virginia Water Quality Improvement Fund, (ii) is being constructed or directed by a local water authority, and (iii) will mitigate the pollution of residential drinking water sources or will provide safe drinking water in locations where such water is not readily available. When a project is designated as having an urgent public health need, other agencies that must provide comments within 45 days shall do so or shall be deemed to have approved the permit without further opportunity to comment. Currently, other agencies such as the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, the Department of Health, and the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services must provide comments within 45 days, but the consequences of a failure to do so in a timely manner are not set out. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102065D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/24/2011Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2011Committee substitute printed 11104277D-S1
01/25/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2011Read second time
01/26/2011Reading of substitute waived
01/26/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104277D-S1
01/26/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1021S1
01/27/2011Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/09/2011Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2011Read second time
02/11/2011Read third time
02/11/2011Passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/11/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1021ER)
02/15/2011Signed by Speaker
02/16/2011Signed by President
03/26/2011Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/05/2011Placed on Calendar
04/06/2011Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011House concurred in Governor's recommendation (97-Y 0-N)
04/06/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/06/2011Reenrolled bill text (SB1021ER2)
04/06/2011Signed by President as reenrolled
04/06/2011Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/06/2011Enacted, Chapter 842 (effective 7/1/11)
04/06/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0842)


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 30 seconds.