Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas; preservation of mature trees. (HB447)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas; mature trees. Adds the preservation of mature trees, both as a stormwater management tool and as a means of providing other benefits, to the list of activities that the State Water Resources Board is directed to encourage and promote as it adopts criteria for local governments to use as they consider development in Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100211D
01/06/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2018Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
01/15/2018Assigned ACNRsub: Subcommittee #3
01/24/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (6-Y 4-N)
02/13/2018Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources


Sue M writes:

Keeping -- and growing more !! -- mature trees within the Chesapeake Bay watershed is a proven way of mitigating stormwater runoff and improving water quality. Let's use every tool we have to clean up the Chesapeake.