Clinch River; designating segment in Tazewell County as part of the Clinch State Scenic River. (HB5)

Introduced By

Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Clinch State Scenic River. Designates a 66.8-mile segment of the Clinch River in Tazewell and Russell Counties as part of the Clinch State Scenic River, a component of the Virginia Scenic Rivers System. The bill provides that nothing shall preclude the continued operation and maintenance of existing dams in the designated section of river. The bill contains a technical amendment. This bill is identical to SB 478. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100399D
11/18/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/10/2020Impact statement from DHCD (HB5)
01/14/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
01/18/2020Impact statement from DHCD (HB5)
01/22/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2020Committee substitute printed 20106411D-H1
01/24/2020Read first time
01/27/2020Floor substitute printed 20106779D-H2 (Morefield)
01/27/2020Read second time
01/27/2020Committee substitute rejected 20106411D-H1
01/27/2020Substitute by Delegate Morefield agreed to 20106779D-H2
01/27/2020Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB5H2
01/28/2020Read third time and passed House (85-Y 11-N)
01/28/2020VOTE: Passage (85-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/18/2020Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Passed Senate (35-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB5ER)
02/27/2020Signed by Speaker
02/27/2020Signed by President
03/05/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 6, 2020
03/05/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 5, 2020
03/05/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 306 (effective 7/1/20)
03/12/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0306)


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 20 seconds.