Sand replenishment; sand or other material placed on bottomlands to provide for beach nourishment. (SB209)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sand replenishment. Provides that when sand or other material is placed on state-owned bottomlands seaward of the mean low-water mark in order to provide beach nourishment or storm protection or as a result of a dredging project, the deposited material shall be deemed accretion. The public has a right of use and maintenance of the area as previously existed on the adjacent land above the mean low-water mark. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101020D
01/03/2014Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/09/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB209)
01/16/2014Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (12-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/20/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/21/2014Read second time
01/21/2014Floor substitute printed 14104182D-S1 (McWaters)
01/21/2014Reading of substitute waived
01/21/2014Substitute by Senator McWaters agreed to 14104182D-S1
01/21/2014Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB209S1
01/22/2014Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB209S1)
01/24/2014Placed on Calendar
01/24/2014Read first time
01/24/2014Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/12/2014Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2014Read second time
02/14/2014Read third time
02/14/2014Passed House (93-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/14/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (93-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/18/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB209ER)
02/18/2014Signed by Speaker
02/20/2014Signed by President
02/20/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB209ER)
03/03/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 106 (effective -see bill)
03/03/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0106)


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.