Coal-mined areas; reclamation. (HB710)

Introduced By

Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Reclamation of coal-mined areas. Amends the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1979 by removing the ability of certain applicants to provide a bond without separate surety. The bill also raises the target balance of the Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Fund (the Fund) from $1.75 million to $20 million, alters the method of deducting certain expenditures from the Fund, and makes technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101263D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/13/2014Assigned ACNRsub: Natural Resources
01/16/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB710)
01/22/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB710)
01/29/2014Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2014Read first time
01/31/2014Read second time
01/31/2014Committee amendment agreed to
01/31/2014Engrossed by House as amended HB710E
01/31/2014Printed as engrossed 14101263D-E
02/03/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2014Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/06/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB710E)
02/13/2014Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/18/2014Read third time
02/18/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB710ER)
02/20/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB710ER)
02/20/2014Signed by Speaker
02/22/2014Signed by President
03/05/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 135 (effective 7/1/14)
03/05/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0135)


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 50 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB560.