Solid waste disposal; unpermitted sites and open dumps, regulation and cleanup. (HB1352)

Introduced By

Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Solid waste disposal; unpermitted sites and open dumps; regulation and cleanup. Prohibits the disposal of solid waste in an unpermitted facility and provides that the presence of unpermitted solid waste on a person's property is prima facie evidence that the person allowed solid waste to be disposed of on his property without a permit. The bill adds open dumps to the types of site that the Department of Environmental Quality is authorized to require to be cleaned up and provides that the party responsible for such cleanup shall include any party who caused the site to become an open dump or caused the improper management of waste at the site. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102922D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/14/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1352)
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
01/29/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Read first time
02/03/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2020Read third time and passed House (61-Y 38-N)
02/04/2020VOTE: Passage (61-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/18/2020Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Passed by for the day
02/24/2020Passed by for the day
02/25/2020Passed by for the day
02/26/2020VOTE: Adoption (59-Y 34-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/26/2020Amendment by Senator Petersen agreed to
02/26/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/26/2020Passed Senate with amendment (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Senate amendment agreed to by House (59-Y 34-N)
03/03/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1352ER)
03/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1352ER)
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
04/02/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 621 (effective 7/1/20)
04/02/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0621)