Coastal areas; study on economic consequences of weather-related events. (HJ47)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; JCOTS; safety, quality of life, and economic consequences of weather and climate-related events on coastal areas in Virginia; report. Directs the Joint Commission on Technology and Science (JCOTS) to study the safety, quality of life, and economic consequences of weather and climate-related events on coastal areas in Virginia. In conducting its study, JCOTS shall examine (i) the negative impacts of weather, and geological and climate-related events, including displacement, economic loss, and damage to health or infrastructure; (ii) the area or areas and the number of citizens affected by such impacts; (iii) the frequency or probability and the time dimensions, including near-term, medium-term, and long-term probabilities of such impacts; (iv) alternative actions available to remedy or mitigate such impacts and their expected cost; (v) the degree of certainty that each of these impacts and alternative actions may reliably be known; and (vi) the technical resources available, either in state or otherwise, to effect such alternative actions and improve our knowledge of their effectiveness and cost. Read the Bill »


02/10/2020: In Committee


01/04/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104996D
01/04/2020Referred to Committee on Rules
01/27/2020Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2020Reported from Rules (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2020Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
02/05/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/05/2020Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Taken up
02/07/2020Engrossed by House
02/07/2020Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (90-Y 1-N)
02/07/2020VOTE: Block Vote Adoption (90-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Reading waived
02/10/2020Referred to Committee on Rules

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB361 and SJ38.

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