Environmental Quality, Department of; definition of environmental justice. (HB1162)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) with support from co-patrons Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), and Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling)

Progress

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

Description

Department of Environmental Quality; environmental justice. Provides that one of the purposes of the Department of Environmental Quality is to further environmental justice, as defined in the bill. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Committee
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101702D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/14/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
01/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1162)
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
02/05/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House (55-Y 44-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Passage (55-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/18/2020Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Passed by for the day
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/24/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/24/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/24/2020Passed Senate with amendment (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Placed on Calendar
02/26/2020Senate amendment agreed to by House (53-Y 43-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: Adoption (53-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Enrolled
03/03/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1162ER)
03/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1162ER)
03/03/2020Signed by Speaker
03/04/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/25/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 454 (effective 7/1/20)
03/25/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0454)

Comments

Bill P writes:

New and vague
There is hereby created a Department of Environmental Quality

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