Trees; replacement during development process, exceeding requirements to meet certain water goals. (HB2333)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna) with support from co-patron Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Replacement of trees during development process; exceeding requirements to meet certain water goals. Authorizes a locality to adopt an ordinance exceeding the minimum tree canopy requirements for tree preservation, planting, or replacement during the development process in order to assist in achieving certain specific water quality or water quantity goals identified in the ordinance. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101463D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/14/2019Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #2
01/23/2019Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 1-N)
02/05/2019Left in Counties, Cities and Towns


Judy Hinch writes:

Please pass this bill. In Hampton Roads we need all the options open in order to manage stormwater runoff and trees are a great natural water pump. The City of Chesapeake should have the option to require more than 10 or 20% tree canopy cover as trees are a BMP - For water quality and quantity control. Thank you!
Judy Hinch 424 Shorebird Ln. , Chesapeake Virginia 23323