Environmental justice; state agency policy, Virginia Council on Environmental Justice, established. (HB704)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna) with support from co-patrons Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), and Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Environmental justice; agency regulations; working group. States that it is the policy of the Commonwealth to promote environmental justice and ensure it is carried out throughout the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


02/12/2020: In Committee


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103275D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/14/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
01/29/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Committee substitute printed 20106928D-H1
02/05/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2020Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
02/07/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
02/07/2020Reported from Appropriations with amendments (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources substitute agreed to 20106928D-H1
02/10/2020Committee on Appropriations amendments agreed to
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB704EH1
02/10/2020Printed as engrossed 20106928D-EH1
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (60-Y 40-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (60-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB704EH1)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources committee on 02/19/2020. It meets on Thursday, 1/2 hour after adjournment—Senate Room B.


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