Conventional or alternative onsite sewage systems; authority of the Board of Health. (HB885)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Onsite sewage systems; authority of the Board of Health. Clarifies that the Board of Health shall have supervision and control over the maintenance, inspection, and reuse of conventional onsite sewage systems as well as alternative onsite sewage systems. Read the Bill »


03/07/2018: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101589D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2018Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/18/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
01/19/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB885)
01/23/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2018Read first time
01/26/2018Read second time
01/26/2018Committee amendment agreed to
01/26/2018Engrossed by House as amended HB885E
01/26/2018Printed as engrossed 18101589D-E
01/29/2018Read third time and passed House (95-Y 3-N)
01/29/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2018Impact statement from VDH (HB885E)
01/30/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/16/2018Assigned Education sub: Health
02/22/2018Reported from Education and Health (7-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Passed by for the day
02/27/2018Passed by for the day
02/28/2018Passed by for the day
03/01/2018Passed by for the day
03/02/2018Passed by for the day
03/05/2018Floor substitute printed to LIS only 18107849D-S1 (Barker)
03/05/2018Passed by for the day
03/06/2018Passed by for the day
03/07/2018Read third time
03/07/2018Motion to recommit to committee agreed to
03/07/2018Recommitted to Education and Health
03/07/2018Pursuant to Senate Rule 20g
03/07/2018Continued to 2019 in Education and Health


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.


Scott J Thomas writes:

I am providing public comment in support of HB885 as conventional onsite sewage systems should be included in oversight by this state board and conventional onsite sewage systems should be properly inspected and maintained.