Rainwater and gray water; regulations. (HB192)

Introduced By

Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Rainwater and gray water; regulations. Directs the State Department of Health (the Department) to adopt regulations regarding the use of gray water and rainwater. The regulations shall provide standards for the use of rainwater harvesting systems, which shall include systems that collect rainwater for use by commercial enterprises but do not provide water for human consumption. Such regulations shall not apply to nonpotable water, including graywater and rainwater, that is used by certain specified facilities. The bill also directs the Department to consider recognizing rainwater as an independent source of fresh water. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/27/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101454D
12/27/2017Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2018Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/24/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB192)
01/31/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/06/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2018Committee substitute printed 18106324D-H1
02/08/2018Read first time
02/09/2018Read second time
02/09/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106324D-H1
02/09/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB192H1
02/09/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB192H1)
02/12/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/12/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/16/2018Assigned Education sub: Health
02/22/2018Reported from Education and Health with amendments (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Read third time
02/26/2018Reading of amendments waived
02/26/2018Committee amendments agreed to
02/26/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/26/2018Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Placed on Calendar
02/28/2018Senate amendments agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB192ER)
03/02/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB192ER)
03/02/2018Signed by Speaker
03/05/2018Signed by President
03/07/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 7, 2018
03/07/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate reprinted (HB192ER)
03/07/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/14/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 14, 2018
03/14/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
04/02/2018Governor's recommendation received by House
04/18/2018House concurred in Governor's recommendation (97-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 0-N 1-A)
04/18/2018Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to (38-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/2018Reenrolled bill text (HB192ER2)
04/18/2018Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/2018Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/2018Enacted, Chapter 817 (effective 7/1/18)
04/18/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0817)


Scott J Thomas writes:

I am providing public comment in support of HB192. Use of rainwater harvesting systems is consistent with the Virginia Stormwater Management law and regulations, which encourage use of rainwater harvesting systems and rainwater harvesting is included in the Virginia DEQ BMP standards and specifications in the Virginia BMP Clearinghouse.