Public beaches; sand dredging and beach replenishment. (HB1531)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sand replenishment for public beaches. Authorizes the Marine Resources Commission and the Department of Environmental Quality to establish an expedited procedure for sand mining and beach replenishment on the public beaches abutting the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The bill requires the agencies to establish a working group, consisting of representatives from affected localities, to assist in the development of the expedited procedure. The working group is to consider a requirement that the application for the sand replenishment project permit include the submission of a mining plan by the locality for areas within the Chesapeake Bay from which the dredged material will be taken and the location of the beach replenishment project. The bill provides several types of information that such a plan would include, such as the analysis of benthic, marine, and fishery resources; impact on any historical artifacts; and impact on other uses of the state waters and bottomlands at the dredge site. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101898D
01/03/2013Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/16/2013Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2013Committee substitute printed 13104013D-H1
01/17/2013Read first time
01/18/2013Read first time
01/18/2013Read second time
01/18/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104013D-H1
01/18/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1531H1
01/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1531H1)
01/21/2013Read third time and passed House (86-Y 0-N 1-A)
01/21/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (86-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/22/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/22/2013Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/07/2013Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2013Read third time
02/12/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1531ER)
02/18/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1531ER)
02/18/2013Signed by Speaker
02/19/2013Signed by President
03/12/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 196 (effective 7/1/13)
03/12/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0196)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB946.