Water and sewer connections; mandatory in Powhatan County. (HB22)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mandatory water and sewer connections; Powhatan County; Smyth County. Adds Powhatan County and Smyth County to the list of counties that may require connection to their water and sewer systems by owners of property that can be served by the systems if the property, at the time of installation of such public system, or at a future time, does not have a then-existing, correctable, or replaceable domestic supply or source of potable water and a then-existing, correctable, or replaceable system for the disposal of sewage adequate to prevent the contraction or spread of infectious, contagious, and dangerous diseases. Smyth County is also added to those counties with authority to assume the obligations of a public service authority under the same terms and conditions as applicable to the public service authority. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/25/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101211D
11/25/2017Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/16/2018Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #1
01/24/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/26/2018Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2018Read first time
01/31/2018Passed by for the day
02/01/2018Read second time
02/01/2018Amendments by Delegate Campbell agreed to
02/01/2018Engrossed by House as amended HB22E
02/01/2018Printed as engrossed 18101211D-E
02/02/2018Read third time and passed House (94-Y 4-N)
02/02/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2018Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/20/2018Reported from Local Government (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Read third time
02/23/2018Passed Senate (34-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB22ER)
02/27/2018Signed by Speaker
03/02/2018Signed by President
03/05/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 5, 2018
03/05/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/19/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 309 (effective 7/1/18)
03/19/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0309)