Virginia Oil and Gas Act; sampling and replacing contaminated wells. (SB910)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Oil and Gas Act; sampling and replacing contaminated wells. Increases from 750 feet to 1,320 feet the radius of surface lands around gas wells on which gas well operators (i) have a right to enter and obtain water samples from water wells and (ii) are required to replace contaminated water supplies. Amends § 45.1-361.43, § 45.1-361.44, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
12/27/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101275D
12/27/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/12/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB910)
01/12/2017Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2017Read second time and engrossed
01/18/2017Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Placed on Calendar
01/30/2017Read first time
01/30/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/08/2017Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2017Read second time
02/10/2017Read third time
02/10/2017Passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/10/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Enrolled
02/13/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB910ER)
02/13/2017Signed by President
02/13/2017Signed by Speaker
02/14/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/14/17
02/14/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 21, 2017
02/15/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB910ER)
02/17/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 17 (effective 7/1/17)
02/17/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0017)