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. This resolution is identical to SJ 38. Read the Bill »


03/03/2020: Passed the Senate


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
02/28/2020Reported from Rules
03/02/2020Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Read third time
03/03/2020Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
03/03/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ47ER)

Duplicate Bills

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