Open-Space Lands Preservation Trust Fund; acquisition of interests in property. (HB1622)

Introduced By

Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston) with support from co-patrons Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), and Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Open-Space Lands Preservation Trust Fund; acquisition of interests in property. Authorizes the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, in administering the Open-Space Lands Preservation Trust Fund, to provide grants to persons conveying to the Foundation fee simple title or other rights, interests, or privileges in property on agricultural, forestal, or other open-space land and to provide grants to localities acquiring such interests. Current law authorizes the Foundation to provide such grants for the acquisition of open-space and conservation easements. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/16/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105601D
01/16/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1622)
02/05/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/05/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Committee substitute printed 20106055D-H1
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106055D-H1
02/07/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1622H1
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House (84-Y 12-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Passage (84-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/12/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1622H1)
02/25/2020Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Read third time
02/28/2020Passed Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1622ER)
03/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1622ER)
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/06/2020Signed 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
03/31/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 567 (effective 7/1/20)
03/31/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0567)


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