Sandbridge Beach; general permit for sand Subdivision. (HB1517)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk), and Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


General permit for sand management. Authorizes the Virginia Beach Wetlands Board to adopt a General Permit for Sand Management and Placement Profiles for properties in the Sandbridge Beach Subdivision of Virginia Beach. The bill requires the General Permit and Placement Profiles to include the permissible cost-effective sand management practices that property owners in the Sandbridge Beach Subdivision shall implement to protect and enhance the value of their property and to protect coastal primary sand dunes and public beaches. Any sand that is to be removed by the owner from his property must be judged to be "clean beach" sand prior to being transferred and placed in a spreading zone location. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/22/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100599D
12/22/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/03/2017Impact statement from DHCD (HB1517)
01/12/2017Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
01/26/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/01/2017Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2017Committee substitute printed 17103888D-H1
02/02/2017Read first time
02/03/2017Read second time
02/03/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17103888D-H1
02/03/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1517H1
02/06/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/06/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/16/2017Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Read third time
02/21/2017Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1517ER)
02/24/2017Signed by Speaker
02/24/2017Signed by President
02/28/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
02/28/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 338 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0338)