Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund; definitions, low-income loans, forgiveness of principal. (SB320)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac) with support from co-patron Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund; loan and grant program. Continues the Virginia Shoreline Resiliency Fund as the Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund (the Fund), directs the Department of Conservation and Recreation to administer the Fund, and authorizes localities to lend or grant money from the Fund to implement flood prevention and protection projects and studies. The bill requires that at least 25 percent of the money disbursed from the Fund each year be used for projects in low-income geographic areas. The measure also authorizes any locality to forgive the principal of a loan it grants in a low-income geographic area so long as the total amount of loans forgiven by all localities does not exceed 30 percent of the amount appropriated to the Fund during the fiscal year. The bill provides that any locality that forgives such a loan remains obligated to pay the principal to the Commonwealth. This bill is identical to HB 22. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103519D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB320)
01/28/2020Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Committee substitute printed 20106966D-S1
01/28/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/06/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Printed as engrossed 20106966D-ES1
02/11/2020Floor substitute printed 20108073D-S2 (Lewis)
02/11/2020Read second time
02/11/2020Committee substitute rejected 20106966D-S1
02/11/2020Committee amendment rejected
02/11/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2020Substitute by Senator Lewis agreed to 20108073D-S2
02/11/2020Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB320S2
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB320S2)
02/24/2020Placed on Calendar
02/24/2020Read first time
02/24/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/26/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Read second time
03/02/2020Read third time
03/02/2020Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99--Y 0-N)
03/02/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB320ER)
03/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB320ER)
03/06/2020Signed by President
03/06/2020Signed 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
04/11/2020Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/22/2020VOTE: Adoption (75-Y 17-N)
04/22/2020VOTE: Adoption #2 (58-Y 34-N)
04/22/2020Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
04/22/2020House concurred in Governor's recommendation (75-Y 17-N)
04/22/2020Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to
04/22/2020House concurred in Governor's recommendation (58-Y 34-N)
04/22/2020G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/22/2020Reenrolled bill text (SB320ER2)
04/22/2020Signed by President as reenrolled
04/22/2020Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/22/2020Enacted, Chapter 1254 (effective 7/1/20)
04/22/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1254)
05/01/2020VOTE: Adoption #2 (58-Y 34-N)
05/01/2020VOTE: Adoption (75-Y 17-N)

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