Coal ash ponds; definitions, drinking water well testing near ponds, resident notification. (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; drinking water well; resident notification. Requires a utility, defined in the bill as the owner or operator of a coal ash pond, to complete a survey of all drinking water 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 »

Status

02/25/2020: passed committee

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)

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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