Recycling; clarifies definitions of beneficial use and recycling center, etc. (SB218)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac) with support from co-patrons Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg), and Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Recycling; beneficial use. Defines "beneficial use," "beneficiation facility," and "recycling center" and provides that a beneficiation facility or recycling center shall be considered a manufacturer for the purpose of any state or local economic development incentive grant. The bill directs the Department of Environmental Quality (the Department) to encourage and support beneficial use; current law requires the Department to encourage and support litter control and recycling. The bill also directs the Department to provide to the General Assembly by November 1, 2019, an evaluation of Virginia's solid waste recycling rates and a set of recommendations for improving the reliability of the supply of recycled materials during the next 10 years in order to provide for beneficial use. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103185D
01/03/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/11/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB218)
01/11/2018Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/11/2018Committee substitute printed 18104926D-S1
01/15/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2018Read second time
01/16/2018Reading of substitute waived
01/16/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18104926D-S1
01/16/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB218S1
01/17/2018Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2018Placed on Calendar
01/23/2018Read first time
01/23/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/30/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB218S1)
02/19/2018Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #2
02/21/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/28/2018Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Read second time
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Committee amendment agreed to
03/05/2018Engrossed by House as amended
03/05/2018Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/05/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB218ER)
03/08/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB218ER)
03/08/2018Signed by Speaker
03/10/2018Signed by President
03/16/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 16, 2018
03/16/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 615 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0615)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 40 seconds.