Nutrient Offset Fund; sale of credits. (HB2311)

Introduced By

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Nutrient Offset Fund; sale of credits. Requires the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to use certain funds to purchase nutrient credits for point or nonpoint sources that achieve reductions beyond the requirements of state or federal law or the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan. The bill directs DEQ to establish procedures for distributing moneys from the Nutrient Offset Fund with certain requirements. The bill requires the Director of DEQ to consider the recommendations of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and the requirements of the State Water Control Law ( 62.1-44.2 et seq.) in the sale of nutrient credits to new or expanding private facilities. The bill also removes the priority given to nutrient offsets produced from facilities that generate electricity from animal waste. The bill renames nutrient offsets as nutrient credits. Amends § 10.1-2128.2, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2017Presented and ordered printed 17101510D
01/12/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/18/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2311)
01/18/2017Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2017Read first time
01/20/2017Read second time
01/20/2017Committee amendments agreed to
01/20/2017Engrossed by House as amended HB2311E
01/20/2017Printed as engrossed 17101510D-E
01/20/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2311E)
01/23/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/23/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/16/2017Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-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)
03/07/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2311ER)
03/07/2017Signed by Speaker
03/10/2017Signed by President
03/13/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2311ER)
03/13/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/13/17
03/13/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/16/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 540 (effective 7/1/17)
03/16/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0540)