Virginia Waterway Maintenance Fund and Grant Program; established, awarding a grant of funds. (SB693)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac) with support from co-patron Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Waterway Maintenance Fund; Grant Program. Establishes the Virginia Waterway Maintenance Grant Program and Fund, administered by the Virginia Port Authority (the Authority), to provide grants to political subdivisions and local governing bodies that propose certain dredging projects and related activities. The bill directs the Authority to manage the grant program by developing guidelines and procedures for the application process and for the awarding of annual grants. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102798D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/18/2018Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2018Committee substitute printed 18105456D-S1
01/18/2018Rereferred to Finance
01/24/2018Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2018Read second time
01/26/2018Reading of substitute waived
01/26/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18105456D-S1
01/26/2018Passed by for the day
01/29/2018Read second time
01/29/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB693S1
01/30/2018Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Placed on Calendar
02/05/2018Read first time
02/05/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/28/2018Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
03/02/2018Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Read second time
03/07/2018Read third time
03/07/2018Passed House (95-Y 0-N 1-A)
03/07/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/09/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB693ER)
03/09/2018Signed by Speaker
03/10/2018Signed by President
03/20/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 20, 2018
03/20/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/28/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB693ER)
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 642 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0642)