Comprehensive plans; groundwater and surface water. (SB211)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Comprehensive plans; groundwater and surface water. Authorizes a locality to show in the locality's comprehensive plan the locality's long-range recommendations for groundwater and surface water availability, quality, and sustainability. The bill requires the local planning commission to survey and study groundwater and surface water availability, quality, and sustainability in the preparation of a comprehensive plan. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100926D
01/02/2018Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB211)
01/30/2018Reported from Local Government (10-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2018Read third time and passed Senate (34-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Passed Senate (32-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Placed on Calendar
02/08/2018Read first time
02/08/2018Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/14/2018Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #2
02/14/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (7-Y 1-N)
02/16/2018Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendment (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2018Read second time
02/21/2018Passed by for the day
02/22/2018Read third time
02/22/2018Committee amendment agreed to
02/22/2018Engrossed by House as amended
02/22/2018Passed House with amendment (94-Y 5-N)
02/22/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018House amendment agreed to by Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB211ER)
02/28/2018Signed by Speaker
03/01/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB211ER)
03/03/2018Signed by President
03/06/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 6, 2018
03/06/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/23/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 420 (effective 7/1/18)
03/23/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0420)