State, regional, and local planning; climate change. (HB672)

Introduced By

Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico) with support from co-patron Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State, regional, and local planning; climate change. Establishes a policy of the Commonwealth to prevent and to minimize actions that contribute to the detrimental effects of climate change in the Commonwealth. The bill requires any state agency to examine any new regulation in furtherance of this policy. The bill requires local and regional planning commissions to consider the impacts from and causes of climate change in adopting a comprehensive plan, regional strategic plan, or zoning ordinance. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100292D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/29/2020Assigned CC & T sub: Land Use
01/30/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2020Committee substitute printed 20107166D-H1
01/31/2020Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read first time
02/05/2020Read second time
02/05/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107166D-H1
02/05/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB672H1
02/06/2020Read third time and passed House (55-Y 44-N)
02/06/2020VOTE: Passage (55-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB672H1)
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/25/2020Committee substitute printed to LIS only 20109090D-S1
02/25/2020Continued to 2021 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.