Coal-mined areas; reclamation. (SB560)

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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


01/08/2014Presented and ordered printed 14101264D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/16/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB560)
01/23/2014Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB560)
01/27/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/28/2014Passed by for the day
01/29/2014Read second time
01/29/2014Reading of amendment waived
01/29/2014Committee amendment agreed to
01/29/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended SB560E
01/29/2014Printed as engrossed 14101264D-E
01/30/2014Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB560E)
02/07/2014Placed on Calendar
02/07/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Referred 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 BLOCK VOTE (94-Y 0-N)
02/14/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB560ER)
02/18/2014Signed by Speaker
02/19/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB560ER)
02/20/2014Signed by President
03/03/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 111 (effective 7/1/14)
03/03/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0111)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB710.