Nutrient Offset Fund; created. (SB1100)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Water Quality Improvement Fund; nutrient offsets Creates the Nutrient Offset Fund as a subfund of the Virginia Water Quality Improvement Fund to be administered by the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality for the purchase of nutrient reductions certified under the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Nutrient Credit Exchange Program. Using moneys from the subfund, the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality may enter into long-term contracts with producers of nutrient offsets to purchase such offsets. Priority shall be given to nutrient offsets produced from facilities that generate electricity from animal waste. The nutrient offsets purchased with moneys from the subfund will be available for sale to owners or operators of new or expanded facilities required to offset nutrient loads through the watershed general permit. Amends § 10.1-2128.2, § 62.1-44.19:15, § 62.1-44.19:18, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102736D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/28/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1100)
02/07/2011Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Placed on Calendar
02/09/2011Read first time
02/09/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/16/2011Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Committee substitute printed 11105381D-H1
02/17/2011Read second time
02/18/2011Read third time
02/18/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105381D-H1
02/18/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1100H1
02/18/2011Passed House with substitute (92-Y 3-N)
02/18/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2011House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2011Title replaced 11105381D-H1
03/03/2011Enrolled
03/03/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1100ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/10/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1100ER)
03/25/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 524 (effective 7/1/11)
03/25/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0524)

Video

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.