Nutrient credit certification; regulations, Nutrient Trading Act is established, penalty. (SB77)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Regulation of nutrient credit certification.  Directs the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board to adopt regulations governing the certification of certain nutrient credits. Referring to the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), the legislation sets out certain requirements of the regulations, permits the Department of Conservation and Recreation to establish an online registry of certified credits, and allows municipal separate storm sewer systems to acquire and use credits under certain conditions. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100896D
01/05/2012Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/02/2012Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Committee substitute printed 12105049D-S1
02/06/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute
02/07/2012Read second time
02/07/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/07/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105049D-S1
02/07/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB77S1
02/08/2012Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/13/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB77S1)
02/22/2012Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2012Committee substitute printed 12105436D-H1
02/23/2012Read second time
02/24/2012Engrossed by House as amended SB77H1
02/24/2012Read third time
02/24/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105436D-H1
02/24/2012Engrossed by House as amended
02/24/2012Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0- N)
02/24/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB77H1)
02/28/2012House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2012Title replaced 12105436D-H1
03/02/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB77ER)
03/02/2012Signed by Speaker
03/05/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB77ER)
03/05/2012Signed by President
03/15/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB77ER)
04/09/2012Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/17/2012Placed on Calendar
04/18/2012Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012House concurred in Governor's recommendation (91-Y 0-N)
04/18/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (91-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/2012Reenrolled bill text (SB77ER2)
04/18/2012Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/2012Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 808 (effective 7/1/12)
04/18/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0808)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB176.