Industrial waste and sewage sludge; disclosure of land. (HB1511)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Disclosure of industrial waste and sewage sludge on land. Requires the owner of land upon which industrial waste or sewage sludge has been stored or to which industrial waste or sewage sludge has been applied pursuant to a permit issued by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to disclose such storage or application to a prospective purchaser or lessee of the land. If the owner of the subject land fails to make the disclosure in writing, on a form developed by the Real Estate Board in consultation with DEQ, prior to acceptance of a contract for the sale or lease of the subject land, the prospective purchaser or lessee may institute an action to recover actual damages. The disclosure and remedy provisions of the bill are similar to those in the Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/05/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100662D
01/05/2015Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/19/2015Assigned ACNRsub: Chesapeake
01/21/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1511)
01/22/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/10/2015Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources