Coastal Adaptation and Protection, Special Assistant to the Governor for; position created. (SB265)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac) with support from co-patrons Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk), and Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News)


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 HB 345. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101723D
01/05/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB265)
01/15/2018Rereferred from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2018Rereferred to Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/18/2018Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (10-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2018Rereferred to Finance
01/30/2018Motion to pass by indefinitely failed (7-Y 7-N 1-A)
02/12/2018Reported from Finance with substitute (13-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2018Committee substitute printed 18106801D-S1
02/13/2018Read second time
02/13/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/13/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106801D-S1
02/13/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB265S1
02/13/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Passed Senate (31-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB265S1)
02/19/2018Placed on Calendar
02/19/2018Read first time
02/19/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/21/2018Reported from Appropriations with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Read second time
02/26/2018Passed by for the day
02/27/2018Read third time
02/27/2018Committee amendment agreed to
02/27/2018Engrossed by House as amended
02/27/2018Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/27/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018House amendment rejected by Senate (1-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018House insisted on amendment
03/02/2018House requested conference committee
03/05/2018Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Conferees appointed by Senate
03/05/2018Senators: Stuart, Lewis, Chafin
03/06/2018Conferees appointed by House
03/06/2018Delegates: Stolle, Knight, Hayes
03/08/2018C Amended by conference committee
03/08/2018Conference report agreed to by House (92-Y 0-N)
03/08/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (92-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/20/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB265ER)
03/20/2018Signed by Speaker
03/22/2018Signed by President
03/23/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB265ER)
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 723 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0723)


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 47 seconds.