Pipeline construction permit; amount of civil penalty for violation. (HB646)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), and Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Pipeline construction permit; amount of civil penalty for violation. Authorizes the State Water Control Board to include civil penalties of up to $50,000 per violation, not to exceed $500,000 per order, in any order for a violation of a permit related to the construction of a natural gas transmission pipeline greater than 36 inches inside diameter. Current law limits such penalties to $32,500 per violation and $100,000 per order. Read the Bill »


02/24/2020: Passed the Senate


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104051D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/14/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
02/05/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/05/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House (58-Y 40-N 1-A)
02/10/2020VOTE: Passage (58-Y 40-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/18/2020Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (8-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Committee substitute printed 20108102D-S1
02/20/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Passed by for the day
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/24/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108102D-S1
02/24/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB646S1
02/24/2020Passed Senate with substitute (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB646S1)
02/26/2020VOTE: Adoption (57-Y 39-N 1-A)
02/26/2020Placed on Calendar
02/26/2020Senate substitute agreed to by House 20108102D-S1 (57-Y 39-N 1-A)


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