Coal combustion residuals unit; closure permit, assessments required. (SB1398)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patron Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)

Progress

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

Description

Coal combustion residuals unit; closure permit; assessments required. Prohibits the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) from issuing a draft permit for the closure of a coal combustion residuals unit (CCR unit) until he has reviewed an assessment of closure options prepared by the owner or operator of the CCR unit. The bill requires the owner or operator to identify water pollution and address corrective measures to resolve it, evaluate the clean closure of the CCR unit by recycling the ash for use in cement or moving it to a landfill, and demonstrate the long-term safety of the CCR unit and its ability to keep ash out of wetlands and other sensitive areas. The bill requires the owner or operator of each CCR unit to transmit the required assessments to DEQ and the Department of Conservation and Recreation and to identify a CCR unit that would be a suitable site for an ash processing facility. The Director of DEQ is required to receive comments on the assessments. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

  • 01/11/2017 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103805D
  • 01/11/2017 Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
  • 01/18/2017 Impact statement from DPB (SB1398)
  • 02/02/2017 Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/02/2017 Committee substitute printed 17104685D-S1
  • 02/03/2017 Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
  • 02/06/2017 Read second time
  • 02/06/2017 Reading of substitute waived
  • 02/06/2017 Committee substitute agreed to 17104685D-S1
  • 02/06/2017 Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1398S1
  • 02/07/2017 Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/09/2017 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/09/2017 Read first time
  • 02/09/2017 Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
  • 02/09/2017 Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
  • 02/13/2017 Impact statement from DPB (SB1398S1)
  • 02/13/2017 Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
  • 02/15/2017 Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/15/2017 Committee substitute printed 17105506D-H1
  • 02/16/2017 Read second time
  • 02/17/2017 Read third time
  • 02/17/2017 Committee substitute agreed to 17105506D-H1
  • 02/17/2017 Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1398H1
  • 02/17/2017 Passed House with substitute (96-Y 1-N 2-A)
  • 02/17/2017 VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 1-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
  • 02/21/2017 House substitute agreed to by Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/21/2017 Title replaced 17105506D-H1
  • 02/24/2017 Enrolled
  • 02/24/2017 Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1398ER)
  • 02/24/2017 Signed by President
  • 02/24/2017 Signed by Speaker
  • 02/27/2017 Impact statement from DPB (SB1398ER)
  • 02/28/2017 Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
  • 02/28/2017 G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
  • 03/20/2017 Governor's recommendation received by Senate
  • 04/05/2017 Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
  • 04/05/2017 House concurred in Governor's recommendation (96-Y 2-N)
  • 04/05/2017 VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
  • 04/05/2017 Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to
  • 04/05/2017 House concurred in Governor's recommendation (92-Y 3-N 2-A)
  • 04/05/2017 VOTE: ADOPTION #2 (92-Y 3-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
  • 04/05/2017 G Governor's recommendation adopted
  • 04/05/2017 Reenrolled
  • 04/05/2017 Reenrolled bill text (SB1398ER2)
  • 04/05/2017 Signed by President as reenrolled
  • 04/05/2017 Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
  • 04/05/2017 Enacted, Chapter 817 (effective 7/1/17)
  • 04/05/2017 Enacted, Chapter 817 (effective - see bill)
  • 04/05/2017 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0817)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 12 minutes.

Transcript

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

AYES 40, NOS 0. THE MOTION IS AGREED TO. THE SENATOR FROM FRANKLIN COUNTY, SENATOR STANLEY.

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. FOR THE REASONS PREEFL EXPLAINED, I NOW MOVE AGAIN THE PASSAGE OF SENATE BILL 995.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL SENATE BILL 995 RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta): AYES 32, NOS 8.

[Unknown]: AYES 32, NOS 8. THE BILL PASSES. SENATE BILL 1199, A BILL RELATING TO RIGHTS OF BLIND PARENTS. THE SENATOR FROM ARLINGTON, SENATOR FAVOLA.

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THAT SENATE BILL 1199 PASS AND SPEAKING TO THE MOTION.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. WHAT THIS BILL DOES IS IT DEFINES BLINDNESS. IT STATES THAT BLINDNESS CANNOT SOLELY BE USED TO DETERMINE THE RESTRICTION OF CUSTODY. IF IT IS ALLEGED THAT BLINDNESS SHOULD BE A FACTOR, THEN THE PARTY MUST HAVE CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE AND IF THE EVIDENCE IS SHOWN THE BLIND PARENT SHALL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DEMONSTRATE HOW SUPPORTIVE SERVICES WOULD ADDRESS THE PROBLEM AND THE COURT SHALL COMMUNICATE ITS DECISION BASED IN AN ACCESSIBLE FORMAT. THESE ELEMENTS ALSO WOULD APPLY TO FOSTER PARENTS AND ADOPTIVE PARENTS. I WORKED WITH THE DISABILITY LAW CENTER ON THIS BILL AND I RESPECTFULLY ASK THAT THE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN VOTE FOR IT.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL SENATE BILL 1199 RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE?

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): AYES 40, NOS 0. THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 40, NOS 0. THE BILL PASSES. SENATE BILL 1222, A BILL RELATING TO THE ACUTE PSYCHIATRIC PATIENT REGISTRY. THE SENATOR FROM SOUTHERN FAIRFAX COUNTY, SENATOR BARKER.

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria): MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THE BILL PASS AND SPEAKING TO THE BILL.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria): MR. PRESIDENT, MEMBERS OF THE SENATE, IN 2014 WE TOOK A MAJOR STEP FORWARD IN ENSURING THAT EVERYBODY WHO NEEDED A TEMPORARY DETENTION ORDER GOT ONE, AND SET THE STATE FACILITIES AS THE FACILITIES OF LAST RESORT. THAT HAS OVERALL WORKED PRETTY WELL AND WE NO LONGER DOESN'T HAVE ANYONE WHO DOESN'T GET A TDO WHEN THEY NEED IT, BUT IT HAS LID TO INCREASED USE IN TERMS OF NUMBERS OF PATIENTS AT THE STATE FALS DESPITE THE FACT THAT IT'S A PRIVATE HOSPITAL, THE AVERAGE OCCUPANCY RATE IS 65%. WHAT THIS BILL WOULD DO IS ALLOW THE COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARDS WHEN THEY HAVE DIFFICULTY PLACING SOMEONE, TO IN EFFECT IN ONE FORM OR ANOTHER YET TO BE DETERMINED, IN EFFECT NOTIFY THE HOSPITALS OR ALLOW THE HOSPITALS TO RESPOND TO A NEED WHEN THE HOSPITAL HAS AVAILABLE BEDS AND AVAILABLE STAFF TO TAKE CARE OF THEM, WHICH I THINK CAN PROVIDE BETTER CARE TO THE PATIENTS AND REDUCE THE PRESSURES ON THE STATE FACILITIES. I HOPE IT WOULD BE THE PLEASURE OF THE BODY TO PASS THE BILL.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL SENATE BILL 1222 ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 40, NOS 0. AYES 40, NOS 0. THE BILL PASSES. RELATING TO THE CREATION OF THE SENATE BILL 1240, A BILL VIRGINIA VIRTUAL SCHOOL. THE SENATOR FROM HENRICO, SENATOR DUNNAVANT.

Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. SPEAKING TO THE BILL.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico): SO IN VIRGINIA, I AM VERY CONCERNED THAT WE PROVIDE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS TO LEARN IN THE WAY THAT IS MOST CONDUCIVE TO THEIR LEARNING PATTERNS. WE ALL KNOW THAT CHILDREN LEARN IN DIFFERENT WAYS. VIRTUAL SCHOOL IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY THAT 30 OTHER STATES HAVE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF IN PROVIDING ALTERNATIVE LEARNING THAT THEIR STUDENTS. I THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR VIRGINIA AND VERY IMPORTANT WE HAVE THIS OUTREACH TO AREAS THAT ARE UNABLE TO GET TEACHERS IN CERTAIN AREAS LIKE MATH, AND I WOULD MOVE THAT YOU SUPPORT THE BILL.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENATOR FROM FAIRFAX CITY, SENATOR PETERSEN.

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. SPEAKING IN FAVOR OF THE BILL. MR. PRESIDENT, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE SENATE, THIS IS A PRETTY COMPLEX SUBJECT AND THE GENTLELADY FROM HENRICO AND MYSELF HAVE BEEN WORKING ON FOR IT SEVERAL WEEKS AND WE HAVE A COUPLE LAPS AROUND THE TRACK, I THINK, STILL TO GO. LET ME TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE BILL BECAUSE THE DETAILS ARE IMPORTANT. AS THE GENTLELADY SAID, THIS DOES -- THIS BILL DOES WROTE NOTE A VIRTUAL -- PROMOTE A VIRTUAL EDUCATION OPTION, A FULL-TIME OPTION FOR THOSE STUDENTS THAT LEARN BETTER IN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTAL, WHETHER DUE TO A DISABILITY OR BEHAVORIAL ISSUES. SECONDLY, IT ALSO HAS SCHOOL CHOICE, WHICH IS TO SAY PARENTAL CHOICE, SO PARENTS CAN CHOOSE THE BEST OPTION FOR THEIR KID. THE HICCUP IN MY OPINION IN ITS CURRENT STAMEG IS THE GOVERNANCE MODEL. IT WAS A 14-MEMBER ADVISORY BOARD WHICH I THINK IS A LITTLE BIT UNWIELDY. THE BILL I HAD WOULD HAVE GONE AHEAD AND ADMINISTERED THIS FROM THE EXISTING SCHOOL SUBDIVISIONS. I UNDERSTAND OTHER POKES DON'T LIKE THAT -- FOLKS DON'T LIKE THAT AND THAT'S PART OF IT RIGHT NOW. I'M NOT USUALLY ONE TO TALK ABOUT PROCESS AND I CRITICIZE OTHER PEOPLE THAT -- BUT THIS IS AN EVOLVING PROCESS. I'M TRYING TO KEEP HOPEFULLY THE THIRD FLOOR INVOLVED IN THIS CONVERSATION BECAUSE I DO NOT WANT TO REPEAT OF LAST YEAR WHERE WE ENDED UP WITH NO BILL AT THE END OF THE YEAR.


Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave): UNDER THE PREVIOUS CERT CAUCUS A SLATE LICENSURE EXAMINATION AND NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT FOR THE VIRGINIA WORKPLACE READINESS SKILL ASSESSMENT SATISFIES THE CREDENTIAL. MR. SPEAKER, I MOVE THAT THE BILL PASS.

[Unknown]: CONTINUING WITH THE BLOCK. SENATE BILL 1201 A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT A SECTION OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA RELATING TO WORKERS COMPENSATION EMPLOY YEARS DUTY WHEN THE EMPLOYEE IS INCAMABLE OF WORK. REPORTED FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR.

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave): SENATE BILL 1201 AUTHORIZES TO REQUIRE AN EMPLOYER TO REQUIRE FUNDS FOR THE PROSECUTOR OF A SUITABLY EQUIPPED AUTOMOBILE FOR A PHYSICALLY INCAPACITYIATED PERSON IF IF FINDS IT IS MEDICALLY NECESSARY. I HOPE IT WOULD BE THE PLEASURE TO PASS THE BILL.

[Unknown]: RELATING TO THE PROPERTY OWNER'S ASSOCIATION ACT DESIGNATION OF AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE BY SELLER ASSOCIATION DISCLOSURE PACKET REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL LAWS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE GENTLEMAN FROM MANASSAS, MR. MILLER.

Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas): THIS IS IDENTICAL TO HOUSE BILL 2045 WHICH PASSED OUT OF THE BODY UNANIMOUS AS IT RAE LATES TO THE VIRGINIA PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION ACT. I MOVE THE HOUSE VOTE FOR SENATE BILL 1231.

[Unknown]: CONTINUING WITH THE BLOCK AND PAGE 7. SENATE BILL 1245. A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT RELATING TO PUBLIC EDUCATION, ECONOMICS EDUCATION AND FINANCIAL LITERACY, ECONOMIC VALUE OF POST SECONDARY COMMITTEE. REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION WITH AMENDMENTS.

Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas): MR. SPEAKER MOVE THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE QUESTION IS ON ADOPTION OF THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT. AS MANY AS FAVOR THAT MOTION SA. THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT IS AGREED TO. THE GENTLEMAN FROM LOUDOUN.

[Unknown]: WE INSTITUTED THE COURSE ON PERSONAL FINANCE AND ECONOMICS. THIS IS A GREAT COURSE THAT OUR STUDENTS GO THROUGH. THIS BILL THAT SENATOR DUNNAVANT BROUGHT FORWARD ADDS SOME CONTENT AREA TO THE COURSE CURRICULUM AS IT IS WRITTEN IN THE CODE, THE SUBCOMMITTEE AND COMMITTEE THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD IDEA. WE CHANGE ONE THING. THE AMENDMENT WE TAR TALKING ABOUT. NOT JUST POST SECONDARY DEGREES BUT POST SECONDARY STUDY. I MOVE THAT THE BILL PASS. THANK YOU. CONTINUING WITH THE BLOCK. SENATE BILL 1255 A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT THREE SECTIONS OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA RELATED TO

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