Stormwater management; work group to examine ways to improve. (HB1774)

Introduced By

Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna)

Progress

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

Description

Stormwater and erosion control; local rural development growth areas; best management practices bank. Directs the State Water Control Board to adopt regulations establishing a rural development growth (RDG) area program for adoption by certain localities. The bill requires each RDG area to follow a public road and requires development in an RDG area to obey certain existing regulatory minimum standards. The bill also directs the Board to adopt regulations allowing the operation of regional stormwater best management practices banks (RSP banks) in Planning District 18. An RSP bank would treat runoff from roadside drainage ditches in order to provide off-site credits to RDG areas. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

  • 01/09/2017 Committee
  • 01/09/2017 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103565D
  • 01/09/2017 Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
  • 01/12/2017 Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
  • 01/17/2017 Impact statement from DPB (HB1774)
  • 01/26/2017 Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
  • 01/26/2017 Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
  • 02/01/2017 Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/01/2017 Committee substitute printed 17104811D-H1
  • 02/02/2017 Read first time
  • 02/03/2017 Read second time
  • 02/03/2017 Committee substitute agreed to 17104811D-H1
  • 02/03/2017 Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1774H1
  • 02/06/2017 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
  • 02/06/2017 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/07/2017 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/07/2017 Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
  • 02/09/2017 Impact statement from DPB (HB1774H1)
  • 02/16/2017 Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/20/2017 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/21/2017 Read third time
  • 02/21/2017 Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/21/2017 Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/24/2017 Enrolled
  • 02/24/2017 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1774ER)
  • 02/24/2017 Signed by Speaker
  • 02/24/2017 Signed by President
  • 02/27/2017 Impact statement from DPB (HB1774ER)
  • 02/28/2017 Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
  • 02/28/2017 G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
  • 03/13/2017 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 345 (effective - see bill)
  • 03/13/2017 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0345)

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 2 minutes.

Transcript

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

HOUSE BILL 1600 IS A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT A SECTION OF THE CODE, FROM GAS EMISSIONS FROM CERTAIN LANDFILLS, AND NATURAL RESOURCES WITH A SUBSTITUTE.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): GENTLEMAN FROM CAMPBELL.

[Unknown]: YES MR. SPEAKER, I MOVE THE SUBSTITUTE. THOSE IN FAVOR OF THAT MOTION SAY AYE. AYE. THOSE OPPOSED SAY NO, MOTION AGREED TO. JUST TO MAKE SURE THE LANDFILL IS OPERATING IN CAMPBELL COUNTY, WORKS TO HELP ELIMINATE SOME OF THE ODOR PROBLEMS THAT MY COMMUNITY HAS FACED. I APPRECIATE EVERYBODY'S HARD WORK ON THIS, I MOVE TO ENGROSS. CONTINUING WITH THE BLOCK, HOUSE BILL 1653, TO REENACT SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE HOUSE OF VIRGINIA, TO THE VIRGINIA CODE COMMISSION, FORWARD TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES. HB-1653 IS THE COMMISSION REFORM BILL THAT MAKE SURE THE BILL AS WE READ THEM. HOUSE BILL 1716, A BILL BY DELEGATE ANDERSON, TO ENACT A SECTION OF THE CODE RELATED TO ALZHEIMER DISEASE, AND RELATED DISORDERS, REPORT TO COMMITTEE ON RULES. MR. ANDERSON. THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER, THE HOUSE BILL 1716 SIMPLY EXTENDS THE SUNSET DATE FOR THE ALZHEIMER ASSOCIATION FROM JULY

Comments

Carol J Bova writes:

Allowing VDOT to grant exclusive use of all water from highway drainage to an "entity" would destroy the watershed function the Chesapeake Bay needs to remain healthy by depriving it of oxygen from flowing water, normal sediment that maintains marshes, and natural nutrients that sustain the ecosystem from beneficial bacteria up to shellfish and fish spawn.

Carol J. Bova writes:

The substituted amendment HB1774H1 still does not recognize there is no way to separate rural stormwater from stream flow channeled into VDOT culverts to cross under state roads. This water goes into VDOT roadside ditches to streams used as outfalls. Streams need to maintain their flow for their ecosystems. Rural water is not urban runoff. Urban and rural best management practices are not the same. Without tests proving excess nutrients, 100% reduction of nothing is nothing. VDOT's roadside ditches exist as a conveyance, and retaining water in them deteriorates road infrastructure and reduces resilience of adjacent properties.