Environmental boards; special orders, increases penalties for violations. (HB976)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Special orders issues by environmental boards. Increases the civil penalties assessed under special orders issued by the State Air Pollution Control Board, the Solid Waste Management Board, and the State Water Control Board or by a court. Currently, the boards may assess up to $32,500 for a single violation, not to exceed $100,000 per order. The bill permits the boards to assess up to $50,000 per violation, not to exceed $1 million per order. Under the bill, the amount a court may assess for each violation is increased from $32,500 to $50,000. The bill also increases from $10,000 to $50,000 the maximum civil penalty that the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality can assess under a special order. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102750D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/25/2016Assigned to sub: Chesapeake
01/25/2016Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
02/02/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB976)
02/04/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources