Sewage systems; betterment loans. (HB1505)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sewage systems; betterment loans. Clarifies that betterment loans may be used for conventional onsite, alternative onsite, and alternative discharging sewage systems; authorizes the Board of Health to use up to 25 percent of the Onsite Sewage Indemnity Fund to provide or guarantee betterment loans; increases the amount of each fee collected by the Department of Health pursuant to subsections C and E of 32.1-164 that is contributed to the Onsite Sewage Indemnity Fund from $10 to $25; and removes the use of the Onsite Sewage Indemnity Fund for training and recognition of authorized onsite soil evaluators. This bill was recommended by the Virginia Housing Commission. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/03/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100744D
01/03/2013Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2013Assigned HWI sub: #3
01/18/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1505)
01/22/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
01/24/2013Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/25/2013Assigned App. sub: Economic Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources
01/31/2013Subcommittee recommends no action (8-Y 0-N)
02/05/2013Left in Appropriations


Ken Carbaugh writes:

I think the indemnification fund is to be used for failed or failing systems and that betterment loans should be clearly defined as to who the recipient may be. Is this income dependent? Should that income level be static across the state? Making 50k per year in Fairfax county is borderline poverty vs Frederick County VA.