Water quality; transfer of responsibility for administration of programs. (HB2048)

Introduced By

Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Consolidation of water quality programs. Moves the water quality programs currently administered by the Department of Conservation and Recreation to the Department of Environmental Quality. The Department of Environmental Quality and the State Water Control Board will have oversight of water quality planning and laws dealing with stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, and the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas. The composition of the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board is changed, reducing the number of voting members from 12 to seven, and the Department of Environmental Quality is assigned responsibility for staffing the Board.  The Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board will continue its oversight responsibilities of the soil and water conservation districts and of resource management planning. The Board of Conservation and Recreation will be responsible for administration of the flood prevention and dam safety laws. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101882D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/14/2013Assigned ACNRsub: Chesapeake
01/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2048)
01/24/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
01/30/2013Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Committee substitute printed 13104497D-H1
01/31/2013Read first time
02/01/2013Read second time
02/01/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104497D-H1
02/01/2013Amendments by Delegate Sherwood agreed to
02/01/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB2048EH1
02/01/2013Printed as engrossed 13104497D-EH1
02/04/2013Read third time and passed House (82-Y 17-N)
02/04/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (82-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2013Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/07/2013Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2013Committee substitute printed 13104967D-S1
02/11/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2013Read third time
02/12/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/12/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104967D-S1
02/12/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2048S1
02/12/2013Passed Senate with substitute (28-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2013Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2013Passed Senate with substitute (27-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Placed on Calendar
02/14/2013Senate substitute rejected by House 13104967D-S1 (1-Y 97-N)
02/14/2013VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Senate requested conference committee
02/19/2013House acceded to request
02/19/2013Conferees appointed by House
02/19/2013Delegates: Sherwood, Scott, E.T., Lewis
02/20/2013Conferees appointed by Senate
02/20/2013Senators: Hanger, Puckett, Blevins
02/22/2013Passed by for the day
02/22/2013Conference substitute printed 13105414D-H2
02/22/2013Conference report agreed to by House (76-Y 19-N)
02/22/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (76-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2013Conference report agreed to by Senate (30-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2048ER)
03/04/2013Signed by President
03/05/2013Signed by Speaker
03/07/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2048ER)
03/25/2013Governor's recommendation received by House
04/02/2013Placed on Calendar
04/03/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 756 (effective 7/1/13)
04/03/2013House concurred in Governor's recommendation (74-Y 20-N)
04/03/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (74-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to
04/03/2013House concurred in Governor's recommendation (72-Y 24-N)
04/03/2013VOTE: ADOPTION #2 (72-Y 24-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (30-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/03/2013Reenrolled bill text (HB2048ER2)
04/03/2013Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/03/2013Signed by President as reenrolled
04/03/2013Enacted, Chapter 756 (effective 7/1/13)
04/03/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0756)


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.