Safe drinking water; local private well testing requirements. (HB1177)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Austin (R-Buchanan) with support from co-patron Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Safe drinking water; local private well testing requirements. Adds the County of Bedford to the list of localities, the governing bodies of which may establish reasonable testing requirements to determine compliance with existing drinking water quality standards prior to the issuance of building permits. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/16/2014Presented and ordered printed 14103632D
01/16/2014Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/23/2014Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2014Read first time
01/27/2014Read second time and engrossed
01/28/2014Read third time and passed House (96-Y 2-N)
01/28/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/27/2014Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/03/2014Read third time
03/03/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1177ER)
03/06/2014Signed by Speaker
03/09/2014Signed by President
03/10/2014Signed by President
04/04/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 599 (effective 7/1/14)
04/04/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0599)


This bill mentions Suffolk, Virginia Beach, James City, Chesterfield, Powhatan, Goochland, Albemarle, Orange, Stafford, Culpeper, Rappahannock, Fauquier, Prince William, Manassas, Manassas Park, Loudoun, Clarke.


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 20 seconds.