Environmental Justice, Virginia Council on; established. (HB1042)

Introduced By

Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Council on Environmental Justice; established. Establishes the Virginia Council on Environmental Justice, consisting of 27 members, to advise the Governor and provide recommendations intended to protect vulnerable communities from disproportionate impacts of pollution and provide such communities meaningful involvement in the decision-making process. The bill provides that 21 members of the Council are appointed by the Governor and six are specified Cabinet Secretaries. This bill is identical to HB 1042. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104846D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2020Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Adminstrative Process
01/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1042)
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
01/28/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2020Committee substitute printed 20106374D-H1
01/28/2020Reported from General Laws with substitute (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Read first time
01/31/2020Read second time
01/31/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106374D-H1
01/31/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1042H1
02/03/2020Read third time and passed House (55-Y 43-N)
02/03/2020VOTE: Passage (55-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1042H1)
02/12/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Read third time
02/17/2020Passed Senate (25-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1042ER)
02/20/2020Signed by Speaker
02/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1042ER)
02/21/2020Signed by President
02/25/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 25, 2020
02/25/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 3, 2020
03/03/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 113 (effective 7/1/20)
03/03/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0113)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 6 minutes.

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