Virginia Water Quality Improvement Fund; grant for wastewater conveyance facility, etc. (HB1822)

Introduced By

Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Water Quality Improvement Fund; grant for wastewater conveyance facility; estimates of future funding requests; Stormwater Local Assistance Fund. Authorizes the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality (the Department) to authorize grants from the Virginia Water Quality Improvement Fund (the Fund) for the installation of certain wastewater conveyance infrastructure. Any such infrastructure shall (i) divert wastewater from one publicly owned treatment works that is eligible for grant funding to another such eligible treatment works; (ii) divert wastewater to a receiving treatment works that is capable of achieving compliance with its nutrient reduction or ammonia control discharge requirements and that results in a net reduction in total phosphorus, total nitrogen, or nitrogen-containing ammonia discharges; and (iii) result in no more expense to the Fund than would otherwise be incurred to install eligible nutrient removal technology or other treatment technology at the treatment works from which the wastewater will be diverted. The bill also directs the Department to consult with stakeholders annually to estimate the amount of grant funding that local governments will request during the upcoming year from (a) the Fund and (b) the Stormwater Local Assistance Fund and to submit those estimates to the Governor as part of a biennial funding report and an annual progress report that are required by current law. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/01/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103598D
01/01/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/09/2019Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #3
01/16/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/16/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1822)
01/16/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (9-Y 1-N)
01/16/2019Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/16/2019Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/17/2019Assigned App. sub: Commerce, Agriculture, Natural Resources & Technology
01/23/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/30/2019Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee amendment agreed to
02/04/2019Engrossed by House as amended HB1822E
02/04/2019Printed as engrossed 19103598D-E
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/08/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1822E)
02/14/2019Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Read third time
02/19/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1822ER)
02/22/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1822ER)
02/22/2019Signed by Speaker
02/22/2019Signed by President
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 533 (effective 7/1/19)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0533)