Chesapeake Bay; voluntary tax contributions for restoration, report. (HB131)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Tax contributions for restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. Requires the Secretary of Natural Resources to submit a report to the committees of oversight and the Virginia delegation to the Chesapeake Bay Commission by November 1 of each year describing how the moneys from the voluntary income tax check-off for Chesapeake Bay restoration activities were expended. The bill requires the report to be posted on a website maintained by the Secretary of Natural Resources, along with a cumulative listing of previous grants. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/18/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100853D
12/18/2013Referred to Committee on Finance
01/13/2014Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
01/13/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB131)
01/15/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
01/20/2014Reported from Finance with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2014Read first time
01/22/2014Read second time
01/22/2014Committee amendment agreed to
01/22/2014Engrossed by House as amended HB131E
01/22/2014Printed as engrossed 14100853D-E
01/23/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/23/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2014Referred to Committee on Finance
01/27/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB131E)
02/11/2014Reported from Finance (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/13/2014Read third time
02/13/2014Passed Senate (37-Y 0-N)
02/17/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB131ER)
02/17/2014Signed by Speaker
02/18/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB131ER)
02/19/2014Signed by President
02/27/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 18 (effective 7/1/14)
02/27/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0018)


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 45 seconds.


Bob Lindsey writes:

This is an unnecessary addition to the bureaucratic load on our state government. Anyone interested in learning of grant purposes and recipients may seek that information from the granting agency, with FOIA support if necessary.