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. Amends § 32.1-163, § 32.1-164.1:01, § 32.1-164.1:2, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


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