Nutrient offset credits; allows new and expanding wastewater discharge facilities to acquire. (HB448)

Introduced By

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) with support from co-patron Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell)

Progress

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

Description

Acquisition of nutrient offset credits. Allows new and expanding wastewater discharge facilities to acquire nutrient offset credits through the Virginia Nutrient Credit Exchange Association (the Association) for a period longer than five years. The bill would also allow such facilities to acquire nutrient offset credits on their land or on contracted land on which best management practices have been implemented that would achieve reductions greater than those currently required by federal or state law or the Watershed Implementation Plan. Any such acquisition would be subject to approval by the State Water Control Board. Under current law, the acquired credits are valid for the duration of the facility's five-year general permit. This bill would remove the five-year limitation and allow the facility seeking the offset credits to negotiate the length of the allocation through the Association. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/07/2016Committee
01/07/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101504D
01/07/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/18/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB448)
01/25/2016Assigned to sub: Chesapeake
02/10/2016Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Committee substitute printed 16105252D-H1
02/11/2016Read first time
02/12/2016Read second time
02/12/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105252D-H1
02/12/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB448H1
02/15/2016Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/15/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/16/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/17/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB448H1)
02/25/2016Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2016Read third time
03/01/2016Reading of amendment waived
03/01/2016Committee amendment agreed to
03/01/2016Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/01/2016Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Placed on Calendar
03/03/2016Senate amendment agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N 1-A)
03/03/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/04/2016Enrolled
03/04/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB448ER)
03/04/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB448ER)
03/04/2016Signed by Speaker
03/07/2016Signed by President
03/08/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/08/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/8/2016
03/08/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
03/11/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 377 (effective 7/1/16)
03/11/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0377)
03/11/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text reprinted (CHAP0377)

Video

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 20 seconds.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

THE FLOOR SUBSTITUTE BE AGREED TO AND SPEAKING TO THAT. MR. PRESIDENT AND LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THIS IS AN EARTH MOVING BILL CONCERNING UNLAWFUL DETAINER. SIMPLY IT DOES A COUPLE OF THINGS. ONE IS IT INCREASES THE PERIOD OF TIME FOR WHICH THE LANDLORD

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB314.