Conservation easements; certain easements be liberally construed in favor of purpose which created. (HB1760)

Introduced By

Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall) with support from co-patron Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Conservation easements; construction. Provides that an easement held pursuant to the Virginia Conservation Easement Act or the Open-Space Land Act shall be construed in favor of achieving the conservation purposes for which it was created. This bill is identical to SB 1199. Read the Bill »


03/24/2021: signed by governor


12/17/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101159D
12/17/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/12/2021Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
01/20/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/20/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/20/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1760)
01/20/2021Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2021Committee substitute printed 21102392D-H1
01/21/2021Read first time
01/22/2021Read second time
01/22/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21102392D-H1
01/22/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1760H1
01/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1760H1)
01/25/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
01/25/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
01/26/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (11-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Read third time
02/19/2021Passed Senate (30-Y 8-N)
02/24/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1760ER)
02/24/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1760ER)
02/24/2021Signed by President
02/25/2021Signed by Speaker
02/26/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 26, 2021
02/26/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/24/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 317 (effective 7/1/21)
03/24/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0317)