Environmental Justice, Virginia Council on; established. (SB883)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) 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 Council on Environmental Justice; established. Establishes the Virginia Council on Environmental Justice, consisting of 27 members, to advise the Governor and provide recommendations intended to protect vulnerable communities from disproportionate impacts of pollution and provide such communities meaningful involvement in the decision-making process. The bill directs that 21 members of the Council be appointed by the Governor and six be specified Cabinet Secretaries. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105198D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB883)
01/22/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2020Committee substitute printed 20106392D-S1
01/24/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2020Read second time
01/27/2020Reading of substitute waived
01/27/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106392D-S1
01/27/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB883S1
01/28/2020Read third time and passed Senate (27-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB883S1)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
02/18/2020Referred from Labor and Commerce
02/18/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/20/2020Reported from General Laws with substitute (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Committee substitute printed 20108847D-H1
02/24/2020Read second time
02/25/2020Read third time
02/25/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108847D-H1
02/25/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB883H1
02/25/2020Passed House with substitute (54-Y 45-N)
02/25/2020VOTE: Passage (54-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020House substitute agreed to by Senate (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Title replaced 20108847D-H1
02/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB883H1)
03/04/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB883ER)
03/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB883ER)
03/05/2020Signed by President
03/05/2020Signed 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
04/22/2020Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
04/22/2020House concurred in Governor's recommendation (48-Y 44-N)
04/22/2020VOTE: (48-Y 44-N)
04/22/2020G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/22/2020Reenrolled bill text (SB883ER2)
04/22/2020Signed by President as reenrolled
04/22/2020Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/22/2020Enacted, Chapter 1274 (effective 7/1/20)
04/22/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1274)
05/01/2020VOTE: (48-Y 44-N)

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