Waterworks & Wastewater Works Operators & Onsite Sewage System Professionals, Board for; licensure. (SB662)

Introduced By

Sen. Ralph Smith (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals; onsite sewage system installers.  Removes conventional sewage system installers from the requirement to be licensed by the Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals.  Alternative septic system installers and alternative and conventional onsite soil evaluators are still required to be licensed. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/20/2012Presented and ordered printed 12104404D
01/20/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/27/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB662)
02/13/2012Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Committee substitute printed 12105417D-S1
02/14/2012Read second time
02/14/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105417D-S1
02/14/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB662S1
02/14/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Passed Senate (26-Y 13-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/16/2012Placed on Calendar
02/16/2012Read first time
02/16/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/21/2012Reported from General Laws with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2012Read second time
02/23/2012Engrossed by House as amended SB662
02/23/2012Read third time
02/23/2012Committee amendments agreed to
02/23/2012Engrossed by House as amended
02/23/2012Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/23/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012House amendments rejected by Senate (6-Y 34-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2012House insisted on amendments
02/28/2012House requested conference committee
02/28/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB662S1)
03/01/2012Senate acceded to request (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Conferees appointed by Senate
03/01/2012Senators: Smith, Deeds, Reeves
03/05/2012Conferees appointed by House
03/05/2012Delegates: Poindexter, Orrock, Johnson
03/09/2012Conference report agreed to by House (95-Y 0-N)
03/09/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2012Conference substitute printed 12105994D-S2
03/09/2012Conference report agreed to by Senate (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2012Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2012Conference report agreed to by Senate (31-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB662ER)
03/10/2012Signed by President
03/10/2012Signed by Speaker
03/12/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB662ER)
04/06/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 677 (effective 7/1/12)
04/06/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0677)


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.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1262.


JTWalker writes:

If this is law will the DPOR be refunding fees and educational expenses which compliant contractors have paid?
Contractors have few friends in the legislature, consumers even fewer. We are witness to a political system in which lawyers and politicians toy with our livelihoods, and our assets with little thought to consequence.
Call us naive but I am very disappointed to see so little thought or debate over these Bills which affect the working class which construct the systems which homeowners depend on.