Oil and gas wells; bonding requirements, application notice. (SB1271)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Oil and gas wells; bonding requirements; application notice. Authorizes a person who applies for a hearing in front of the Virginia Gas and Oil Board to provide required notice of such application to certain gas or oil owners, coal owners, mineral owners, or gas storage field operators by commercial delivery service. Current law provides for delivery only by certified mail. The bill changes the blanket bond amounts that the Director of the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy may require for an application for permits for gas or oil operations and authorizes additional bonds for any well proposed to be drilled in the Tidewater region. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102058D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/24/2019Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2019Read second time
01/29/2019Reading of amendments waived
01/29/2019Committee amendments agreed to
01/29/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1271E
01/29/2019Printed as engrossed 19102058D-E
01/30/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1271E)
01/30/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Placed on Calendar
02/04/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/13/2019Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Read second time
02/15/2019Read third time
02/15/2019Passed House (92-Y 3-N)
02/15/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1271ER)
02/20/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1271ER)
02/20/2019Signed by President
02/20/2019Signed by Speaker
02/27/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 27, 2019
02/27/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/12/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 351 (effective 7/1/19)
03/12/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0351)