Coal ash ponds; definitions, testing private wells and public water supply wells, etc. (HB1641)

Introduced By

Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge) with support from 27 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge), Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford), Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville), Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston), Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke), Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)

Progress

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

Description

Coal ash ponds; private wells and public water supply wells; resident notification. Requires a utility, defined in the bill as the owner or operator of a coal ash pond in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, to complete a survey of all private wells and public water supply wells within 1.5 miles of each of its ponds by October 1, 2020, and to notify residents via mail and a local newspaper posting that the survey will be conducted. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/16/2020Committee
01/16/2020Presented and ordered printed 20104490D
01/16/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/20/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
01/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1641)
01/31/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 0-N)
02/05/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (16-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Committee substitute printed 20106955D-H1
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106955D-H1
02/07/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1641H1
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House (75-Y 24-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Passage (75-Y 24-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 (HB1641H1)
02/25/2020Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (10-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Committee substitute printed 20108966D-S1
02/27/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Read third time
02/28/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/28/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108966D-S1
02/28/2020Passed by for the day
03/02/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1641S1)
03/02/2020Read third time
03/02/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1641S1
03/02/2020Passed Senate with substitute (32-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Placed on Calendar
03/03/2020Senate substitute agreed to by House 20108966D-S1 (73-Y 23-N)
03/03/2020VOTE: Adoption (73-Y 23-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2020Enrolled
03/06/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1641ER)
03/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1641ER)
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 625 (effective 7/1/20)
04/02/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0625)

Video

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 45 seconds.

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