Comprehensive plan; strategies to combat projected sea-level rise. (SB1443)

Introduced By

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Comprehensive plan; sea-level rise. Provides that any locality included in the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission shall incorporate into the next scheduled and all subsequent reviews of its comprehensive plan strategies to combat projected sea-level rise and recurrent flooding. Such review shall be coordinated with the other localities in the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission. The Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Marine Resources Commission, and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science shall provide technical assistance to any such locality upon request. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/23/2015Presented and ordered printed
01/23/2015Presented and ordered printed 15102981D
01/23/2015Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/29/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1443)
02/03/2015Reported from Local Government with substitute (7-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2015Committee substitute printed 15104670D-S1
02/05/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Read second time
02/06/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104670D-S1
02/06/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1443S1
02/09/2015Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1443S1)
02/11/2015Placed on Calendar
02/11/2015Read first time
02/11/2015Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/13/2015Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2015Committee substitute printed 15105086D-H1
02/16/2015Read second time
02/17/2015Read third time
02/17/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15105086D-H1
02/17/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1443H1
02/17/2015Passed House with substitute (90-Y 9-N)
02/17/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (90-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1443H1)
02/19/2015House substitute agreed to by Senate (26-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Reconsideration of House substitute agreed to by Senate (37-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015House substitute agreed to by Senate (27-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Title replaced 15105086D-H1
02/24/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1443ER)
02/24/2015Signed by Speaker
02/25/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1443ER)
02/26/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/26/2015Signed by President
02/26/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/26/15
02/26/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/16/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 186 (effective 7/1/15)
03/16/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0186)


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 3 minutes.