Citizen water quality monitoring; use as evidence in enforcement actions. (SB766)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patrons Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge), and Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Citizen water quality monitoring; use as evidence in enforcement actions. Authorizes the Department of Environmental Quality (the Department) to use certain results of citizen water quality testing as evidence in enforcement actions. Such evidence is currently prohibited. The bill also directs the Department to consider in some cases data collected by a citizen group, regardless of whether the data conforms to the requirements set out in the Code of Virginia. Amends § 62.1-44.19:11, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104064D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/17/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB766)
02/01/2018Rereferred from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2018Rereferred to Commerce and Labor
02/07/2018Continued to 2019 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
11/30/2018Left in Commerce and Labor

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