Stormwater; procedure for approval of dredging operations in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. (SB1201)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Stormwater; municipal separate storm sewer system permittees; dredging. Directs the State Water Control Board (the Board) to establish a procedure for the approval of dredging operations in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed by a locality that is a municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permittee as a method by which the permittee may meet its pollutant reduction and loading requirements. The bill provides that before the Board is required to establish the procedure, the Chesapeake Bay Program shall first approve the procedure as a creditable practice for pollutant removal under the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model. The bill also requires that any dredging take place in a navigable waterway within the boundaries of the locality and comply with all applicable laws. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100954D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/28/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1201)
01/29/2015Committee substitute printed 15104465D-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)
02/03/2015Read second time
02/03/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104465D-S1
02/03/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1201S1
02/04/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1201S1)
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 reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
02/18/2015Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Committee substitute printed 15105208D-H1
02/19/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1201H1)
02/19/2015Read second time
02/20/2015Read third time
02/20/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15105208D-H1
02/20/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1201H1
02/20/2015Passed House with substitute (95-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/20/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 38-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015House insisted on substitute
02/25/2015House requested conference committee
02/26/2015Senate acceded to request (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2015Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2015Senators: Wagner, Ruff, Lewis
02/26/2015Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2015Delegates: Knight, DeSteph, James
02/26/2015C Amended by conference committee
02/26/2015Conference substitute printed 15105642D-S2
02/26/2015Conference report agreed to by House (91-Y 1-N 1-A)
02/26/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (91-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/27/2015Conference report agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1201ER)
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
03/13/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1201ER)
03/27/2015Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/14/2015Placed on Calendar
04/15/2015Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/15/2015House concurred in Governor's recommendation (94-Y 1-N 1-A)
04/15/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
04/15/2015G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/15/2015Reenrolled bill text (SB1201ER2)
04/15/2015Signed by President as reenrolled
04/15/2015Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/15/2015Enacted, Chapter 753 (effective 7/1/15)
04/15/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0753)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.