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


Environmental justice; policy. Provides that it is the policy of the Commonwealth to promote environmental justice, defined in the bill, and to ensure that it is carried out throughout the Commonwealth. This bill is identical to HB 704. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


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
03/02/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB406ER)
03/02/2020Signed by Speaker
03/03/2020Signed by President
03/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB406ER)
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
04/08/2020Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/22/2020VOTE: (49-Y 43-N)
04/22/2020Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
04/22/2020House concurred in Governor's recommendation (49-Y 43-N)
04/22/2020G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/22/2020Reenrolled bill text (SB406ER2)
04/22/2020Signed by President as reenrolled
04/22/2020Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/22/2020Enacted, Chapter 1257 (effective 7/1/20)
04/22/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1257)
05/01/2020VOTE: (49-Y 43-N)