Rural lands; DEQ shall convene work group to discuss issue of disposal of debris on lands. (HB1639)

Introduced By

Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Environmental Quality; work group to research rural fill disposal. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to convene a work group to research the practice of rural landowners allowing, or allowing for compensation, the use of their lands as disposal sites for construction fill and debris from road construction and development projects. The work group shall consider recommending regulations for possible adoption by DEQ, including a regulation containing a model ordinance relating to the practice for adoption by localities, and statutory changes, including changes to the practice related to agricultural engineering operations and construction of terraces. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/16/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105941D
01/16/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/20/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/29/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 2-N)
02/05/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment (18-Y 3-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 HB1639E
02/07/2020Printed as engrossed 20105941D-E
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House (72-Y 27-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Passage (72-Y 27-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on Rules
02/12/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1639E)
02/21/2020Reported from Rules with substitute (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Committee substitute printed 20108829D-S1
02/24/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Passed by for the day
02/26/2020Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/26/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108829D-S1
02/26/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/26/2020Amendment by Senator Surovell agreed to
02/26/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB1639S1
02/26/2020Passed Senate with substitute with amendment 20108829D-S1 (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Placed on Calendar
02/28/2020Senate substitute with amendment agreed to by House (67-Y 31-N)
02/28/2020VOTE: Adoption (67-Y 31-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1639S1)
03/05/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1639ER)
03/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1639ER)
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
04/02/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 624 (effective 7/1/20)
04/02/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0624)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.