Wetlands; DEQ to study benefits and costs of seeking authority from USEPA to administer program. (HJ243)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patron Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; state regulation of wetlands. Requests the Department of Environmental Quality to study the benefits and costs of seeking authority from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to administer the 404 permitting program under the federal Clean Water Act. Read the Bill »


02/28/2012: Passed the Senate


01/23/2012Unanimous consent to introduce
01/23/2012Presented and ordered printed 12104130D
01/23/2012Referred to Committee on Rules
01/31/2012Assigned Rules sub: Studies
02/02/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
02/07/2012Reported from Rules (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2012Taken up
02/10/2012Engrossed by House
02/10/2012Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 2-N)
02/10/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE ADOPTION (95-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Reading waived
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Rules
02/24/2012Reported from Rules
02/27/2012Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2012Read third time
02/28/2012Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/29/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ243ER)


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 45 seconds.