Discharge of deleterious substance into state waters; notice. (SB1154)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Discharge of deleterious substance into state waters; notice. Requires any person who unlawfully discharges any deleterious substance into state waters to notify the Department of Environmental Quality (the Department) and the coordinator of emergency services of the affected locality within 12 hours. Current law allows such a person 24 hours to give notice and gives the person a choice between notifying the State Water Control Board (the Board), the Director of the Department, or the local emergency services coordinator. The bill also requires the Board or the Department to provide each report of a discharge to local newspapers, television stations, and radio stations within 24 hours of receiving it. Amends § 62.1-44.19:6, § 62.1-44.5, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102514D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/29/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1154)
01/29/2015Committee substitute printed 15104459D-S1
01/29/2015Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1154S1)
02/03/2015Read second time
02/03/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104459D-S1
02/03/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1154S1
02/04/2015Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Placed on Calendar
02/09/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/09/2015Assigned ACNRsub: Chesapeake
02/12/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/24/2015Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources