Private wells; registration of wells located in ground water management areas. (HB1871)

Introduced By

Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Registration of wells. Requires certified water well systems providers to register wells being constructed in ground water management areas with the State Water Control Board (SWCB) within 30 days of the completion of the well's construction. The bill requires the Department of Health (VDH) to provide the SWCB annually with a list of the wells that were permitted during the previous year and the SWCB to provide VDH annually with a list of the wells that were registered during the previous year. The bill also requires VDH to give the SWCB copies of all historical VDH records on permitted private well construction. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101567D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/26/2015Assigned ACNRsub: Chesapeake
01/29/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
01/30/2015Impact statement from VDH (HB1871)
02/04/2015Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Read first time
02/06/2015Impact statement from VDH (HB1871E)
02/06/2015Read second time
02/06/2015Committee amendment agreed to
02/06/2015Engrossed by House as amended HB1871E
02/06/2015Printed as engrossed 15101567D-E
02/09/2015Read third time and passed House (78-Y 19-N)
02/09/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (78-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Impact statement from VDH (HB1871E)
02/10/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2015Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/19/2015Impact statement from VDH (HB1871E)
02/19/2015Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Read third time
02/24/2015Passed Senate (26-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Passed Senate (24-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1871ER)
03/06/2015Impact statement from VDH (HB1871ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 465 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0465)


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 1 minute.