Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board; powers and duties. (HB2209)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan), and Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Nutrient management certification program. Transfers authority for administration of the nutrient management certification program and responsibility for adopting regulations on nitrogen application rates from the Department of Conservation and Recreation to the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board. The bill also empowers the Board to allocate general fund moneys to soil and water conservation districts to support their operations and oversee districts' programs. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2013Presented and ordered printed 13103324D
01/11/2013Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/20/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2209)
01/23/2013Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2013Committee substitute printed 13104165D-H1
01/24/2013Read first time
01/25/2013Read second time
01/25/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104165D-H1
01/25/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2209H1
01/28/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/28/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2013Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/30/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2209H1)
02/07/2013Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2013Read third time
02/12/2013Reading of amendment waived
02/12/2013Committee amendment agreed to
02/12/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/12/2013Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Placed on Calendar
02/14/2013Senate amendment agreed to by House (94-Y 3-N 1-A)
02/14/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 3-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2209ER)
02/20/2013Signed by Speaker
02/20/2013Signed by President
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2209ER)
03/20/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 593 (effective 7/1/13)
03/20/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0593)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.