Karst feature mitigation; authorizes any locality by ordinance to regulate. (SB1479)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local regulation of karst feature mitigation. Authorizes any locality by ordinance to regulate the mitigation of any karst feature, defined in the bill as any sinkhole, swallet, or cave, whether pre-existing or newly formed. Such regulation may provide for (i) a permit to mitigate any karst feature, (ii) disclosure by a landowner of the location and associated permit documents of any mitigated karst feature upon the sale or transfer of any property or of any legal interest therein, or (iii) the retention of public records related to the location of mitigated karst features. Read the Bill »


01/08/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Local Government Committee


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102216D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Local Government

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Local Government committee on 01/22/2019. It meets on Tuesday, 1/2 hour after adjournment—Senate Room B.

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