Hydraulic fracturing; drilling through any portion of a groundwater management area, prohibition. (SB106)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patron Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Hydraulic fracturing; groundwater management area; prohibition. Prohibits hydraulic fracturing, as defined in the bill, in certain groundwater management areas. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101022D
12/08/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB106)
01/21/2020Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2020Committee substitute printed 20106341D-S1
01/23/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2020Read second time
01/24/2020Reading of substitute waived
01/24/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106341D-S1
01/24/2020Reading of amendment waived
01/24/2020Amendment by Senator Surovell agreed to
01/24/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB106ES1
01/24/2020Printed as engrossed 20106341D-ES1
01/27/2020Read third time and passed Senate (26-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB106ES1)
02/18/2020Placed on Calendar
02/18/2020Read first time
02/18/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/18/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
02/24/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/24/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 1-N)
02/26/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendments (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Read second time
03/02/2020Read third time
03/02/2020Committee amendments agreed to
03/02/2020Engrossed by House as amended
03/02/2020Passed House with amendments (61-Y 39-N)
03/02/2020VOTE: Passage (61-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020House amendments agreed to by Senate (25-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB106ER)
03/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB106ER)
03/07/2020Signed by President
03/07/2020Signed by Speaker
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/02/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 626 (effective 7/1/20)
04/02/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0626)

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