Permit compliance; Department of Environmental Quality increases limit of civil penalty issued. (SB1119)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Environmental Quality; permit compliance; civil penalty procedures.  Increases the limit of a civil penalty issued by a special order of the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality from $10,000 to $32,500. The Department may issue a civil penalty of not more than $15,000 after providing reasonable notice of the civil penalty in writing and allowing for an informal fact finding proceeding upon request. The legislation also requires that the Board or the Director, prior to reviewing an application for a permit, shall require an applicant to demonstrate that he is in substantial compliance with local ordinances and with federal and state laws, regulations, and rules, including permits and authorizations, for the protection of the environment in the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103608D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/28/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1119)
02/07/2011Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Committee substitute printed 11105167D-S1
02/08/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Read second time
02/08/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/08/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105167D-S1
02/08/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1119S1
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
02/15/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1119S1)
02/16/2011Failed to report (defeated) in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (10-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2011Reconsidered by Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/18/2011Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (12-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2011Committee substitute printed 11105442D-H1
02/22/2011Read second time
02/23/2011Read third time
02/23/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105442D-H1
02/23/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1119H1
02/23/2011Passed by for the day
02/24/2011Read third time
02/24/2011Passed House with substitute (62-Y 37-N)
02/24/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (62-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Title replaced 11105442D-H1
03/03/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1119ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/10/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1119ER)
03/29/2011G Vetoed by Governor
04/05/2011Placed on Calendar
04/06/2011Motion to reconsider vote to pass in enrolled form agreed to (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011Motion to pass in enrolled form rejected (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011Requires 27 affirmative votes to pass in enrolled form
04/06/2011Senate sustained Governor's veto


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 12 minutes.