Environmental Quality, Department of; policy statement. (HB1164)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Environmental Quality; policy statement. Adds provisions for addressing climate change and for the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, faith, disability, or income with respect to the administration of environmental laws, regulations, and policies in the statement of the Department of Environmental Quality's purpose. The bill also adds the enhancement of the environment and the promotion of the health and well-being of the Commonwealth's residents and visitors to the Department's policy goals. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102923D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/14/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
01/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1164)
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (8-Y 0-N)
02/05/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment (17-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/07/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB1164E
02/07/2020Printed as engrossed 20102923D-E
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House (62-Y 36-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Passage (62-Y 36-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 (7-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1164E)
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 (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Placed on Calendar
02/26/2020Senate amendment agreed to by House (54-Y 43-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: Adoption (54-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1164ER)
03/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1164ER)
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
03/27/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 492 (effective 7/1/20)
03/27/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0492)