Flooding; Institute of Marine Science to study strategies to prevent in Tidewater localities. (HJ50)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Study; relative sea-level rise in Tidewater Virginia localities; report.  Requests the Virginia Institute of Marine Science to study strategies for adaptation to the rise in relative sea level in Tidewater Virginia localities. Read the Bill »


02/28/2012: Passed the Senate


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103261D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Rules
01/20/2012Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/26/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
02/07/2012Reported from Rules with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2012Taken up
02/10/2012Committee amendments agreed to
02/10/2012Engrossed by House as amended HJ50E
02/10/2012Printed as engrossed 12103261D-E
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 with amendment
02/27/2012Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2012Read third time
02/28/2012Reading of amendment waived
02/28/2012Committee amendment agreed to
02/28/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/28/2012Agreed to by Senate with amendment by voice vote
02/29/2012Placed on Calendar
03/01/2012Senate amendment rejected by House (3-Y 93-N)
03/01/2012VOTE: REJECTED (3-Y 93-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2012Senate insisted on amendment
03/05/2012Senate requested conference committee
03/06/2012House acceded to request
03/06/2012Conferees appointed by House
03/06/2012Delegates: Stolle, Knight, Alexander
03/07/2012Conferees appointed by Senate
03/07/2012Senators: Wagner, Watkins, Howell
03/09/2012Conference report agreed to by House (94-Y 0-N)
03/09/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2012Conference report agreed to by Senate
03/09/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ50ER)


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 3 minutes.


Laura Dely writes:

This is exactly why we need the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences is needed, especially as the effects of climate change are felt.