Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas; preservation of mature trees. (HB504)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas; mature trees. Adds the preservation of mature trees or planting of trees, both as a water quality protection tool and as a means of providing other natural resource benefits, to the list of activities that the State Water Control Board is directed to encourage and promote as it adopts criteria for local governments to use as they consider development in Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102168D
01/03/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB504)
01/14/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
01/20/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/20/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 1-N)
01/22/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendments (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2020Read first time
01/27/2020Read second time
01/27/2020Committee amendments agreed to
01/27/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB504E
01/27/2020Printed as engrossed 20102168D-E
01/28/2020Read third time and passed House (69-Y 30-N)
01/28/2020VOTE: Passage (69-Y 30-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB504E)
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 (10-Y 5-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 (26-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB504ER)
02/26/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB504ER)
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
03/12/2020Governor's recommendation received by House
04/22/2020Placed on Calendar
04/22/2020House concurred in Governor's recommendation (54-Y 41-N)
04/22/2020Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
04/22/2020Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/22/2020G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/22/2020Reenrolled bill text (HB504ER2)
04/22/2020Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/22/2020Signed by President as reenrolled
04/22/2020Enacted, Chapter 1207 (effective 7/1/20)
04/22/2020VOTE: (54-Y 41-N)
04/22/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1207)
05/01/2020VOTE: (54-Y 41-N)