Resource Protection Areas; improvement plans. (HB1364)

Introduced By

Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Resource Protection Areas; improvement plans. Directs the State Water Control Board, in promulgating regulations that establish criteria for use by local governments to determine the ecological and geographic extent of Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas, to provide that any owner of land in a Resource Protection Area may improve such area using native plants and mixtures of organic material. The bill requires that such criteria provide that prior to implementation of such improvement, a landowner obtain a water quality impact assessment and an improvement plan with a professional stamp from a qualified landscape architect, engineer, or other relevant professional. The bill also directs the Board to approve any improvement project that has a net positive benefit to water quality. Read the Bill »


12/04/2020: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103134D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
01/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1364)
02/03/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
02/05/2020Committee substitute printed to LIS only 20107466D-H1
02/05/2020Continued to 2021 with substitute in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
12/04/2020Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources