Discharge deleterious substance in state waters; notice to citizens if detrimental to public health. (HB1205)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield) with support from co-patron Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond)

Progress

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

Description

Discharge of deleterious substance into state waters; notice. Requires the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to give certain information about an unlawful discharge of a deleterious substance into state waters to the Virginia Department of Health, local newspapers, television stations, and radio stations, and to disseminate such information via official social media accounts and email notification lists within 12 hours of receipt of the information, unless DEQ makes an initial determination that the discharge will have a de minimis impact on state waters. Current law only requires certain of these disclosures and only when the Virginia Department of Health determines that the discharge may be detrimental to the public health or the State Water Control Board determines that the discharge may impair state waters. The bill also requires the Department of Environmental Quality, if the Virginia Department of Health determines that the discharge may be detrimental to the public health, to provide information regarding such determination to the same recipients within 12 hours of receipt of such determination. This bill incorporates HB 1128. Read the Bill »

Status

02/18/2020: passed committee

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Committee
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104914D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
01/27/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
01/29/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Incorporates HB1128 (Lopez)
01/29/2020Committee substitute printed 20106881D-H1
01/31/2020Read first time
02/03/2020Read second time
02/03/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106881D-H1
02/03/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1205H1
02/04/2020Read third time and passed House (59-Y 37-N)
02/04/2020VOTE: Passage (59-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1205H1)
02/18/2020Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Committee substitute printed 20108508D-S1
02/18/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

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