Long-term impact of biosolids and industrial waste; Va. Institute of Marine Science & DMME to study. (HJ506)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan) with support from co-patrons Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), and Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; long-term impact of biosolids and industrial waste; report. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to study the long-term effects of the storage and land application of industrial wastes and sewage sludge on public health, residential wells, and surface and ground water. Read the Bill »


02/24/2015: Passed the Senate


11/25/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100632D
11/25/2014Referred to Committee on Rules
01/20/2015Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/22/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 0-N)
02/06/2015Reported from Rules with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Committee substitute printed 15104107D-H1
02/09/2015Taken up
02/09/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104107D-H1
02/09/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HJ506H1
02/09/2015Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (92-Y 0-N)
02/09/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE ADOPTION (92-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Reading waived
02/10/2015Referred to Committee on Rules
02/20/2015Reported from Rules with substitute
02/20/2015Committee substitute printed 15105166D-S1
02/23/2015Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Read third time
02/24/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/24/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15105166D-S1
02/24/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HJ506S1
02/24/2015Agreed to by Senate with substitute by voice vote
02/24/2015Placed on Calendar
02/25/2015Passed by temporarily
02/25/2015Senate substitute rejected by House 15105166D-S1 (1-Y 97-N)
02/25/2015VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2015Senate insisted on substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2015Senate requested conference committee
02/26/2015House acceded to request
02/26/2015Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2015Delegates: Ware, Knight, Lopez
02/26/2015Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2015Senators: Norment, McDougle, Alexander
02/27/2015No further action taken
02/27/2015Failed to pass in House


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SJ244 and SJ271.