Coastal Adaptation and Protection, Special Assistant to the Governor for; position created. (HB345)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton), and Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Special Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Adaptation and Protection. Creates the executive branch position of Special Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Adaptation and Protection (the Assistant). The bill provides that the Assistant shall be the lead in developing and in providing direction and ensuring accountability for a statewide coastal flooding adaptation strategy. The bill directs the Assistant to initiate and assist with economic development opportunities associated with adaptation, to advance academic expertise at the Commonwealth Center for Recurrent Flooding and Resiliency, and to pursue federal, state, and local funding opportunities for adaptation initiatives. This bill is identical to SB 265. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100865D
01/04/2018Referred to Committee on Rules
01/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB345)
02/06/2018Referred from Rules
02/06/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/2018Assigned App. sub: General Government & Capital Outlay
02/09/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/09/2018Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Committee substitute printed 18106911D-H1
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106911D-H1
02/12/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB345H1
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB345H1)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/26/2018Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/28/2018Reported from Finance with amendment (12-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Passed by for the day
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Reading of amendment waived
03/05/2018Committee amendment agreed to
03/05/2018Passed by for the day
03/06/2018Passed by for the day
03/07/2018Passed by for the day
03/08/2018Read third time
03/08/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/08/2018Passed Senate with amendment (28-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Placed on Calendar
03/08/2018Passed by temporarily
03/08/2018Senate amendment rejected by House (0-Y 96-N)
03/08/2018VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 96-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Senate insisted on amendment (32-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Senate requested conference committee
03/08/2018House acceded to request
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by House
03/08/2018Delegates: Stolle, Knight, Hayes
03/08/2018Rules suspended (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by Senate Rules Committee Chairman
03/08/2018Senators: Stuart, Lewis, Chafin
03/09/2018C Amended by conference committee
03/09/2018Conference report agreed to by House (82-Y 1-N)
03/09/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (82-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2018Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by House
03/09/2018Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 1-N)
03/09/2018VOTE: ADOPTION #2 (96-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
03/20/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB345ER)
03/20/2018Signed by Speaker
03/22/2018Signed by President
03/23/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB345ER)
03/26/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 26, 2018
03/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 722 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0722)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 6 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.