Virginia Environmental Justice Act; definitions, policy regarding environmental justice. (SB406)

Introduced By

Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian) with support from co-patrons Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), and Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Environmental Justice Act; definitions, responsibilities of state agencies. Requires state agencies to determine the likely effect of their actions on environmental justice and fenceline communities and to tailor those actions to reduce the potential for adverse impacts on such communities in a manner consistent with the environmental justice policy created by the agency. The bill also creates an interagency work group for the purpose of furthering environmental justice in the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


02/21/2020: Passed the House


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103457D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/29/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB406)
01/29/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (12-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Committee substitute printed 20107107D-S1
01/31/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Read second time
02/03/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107107D-S1
02/03/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB406S1
02/04/2020Read third time and passed Senate (25-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB406S1)
02/14/2020Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
02/18/2020Reported from General Laws with substitute (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Committee substitute printed 20108618D-H1
02/20/2020Read second time
02/21/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB406H1)
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108618D-H1
02/21/2020Amendment by Delegate Keam agreed to
02/21/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment SB406H1
02/21/2020Passed House with substitute with amendment (54-Y 43-N)
02/21/2020VOTE: Passage (54-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020House substitute with amendment agreed to by Senate (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Title replaced 20108618D-H1

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