Natural Resources, Secretary of; changes name to the Secretary of Natural and Cultural Resources. (HB1836)

Introduced By

Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Secretary of Natural Resources. Renames the Secretary of Natural Resources as the Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources. The bill also designates the Secretary as the Chief Resilience Officer and removes the Virginia Museum of Natural History from the purview of the Secretary. Read the Bill »


03/30/2021: signed by governor


01/06/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101981D
01/06/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/13/2021Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2021Read first time
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1836)
01/18/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/19/2021Read third time and passed House (69-Y 30-N)
01/19/2021VOTE: Passage (69-Y 30-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
01/20/2021Referred 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 with substitite (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Committee substitute printed 21200339D-S1
02/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1836S1)
02/18/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Read third time
02/19/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/19/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200339D-S1
02/19/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1836S1
02/19/2021Passed Senate with substitute (25-Y 13-N)
02/23/2021Placed on Calendar
02/23/2021Senate substitute rejected by House 21200339D-S1 (0-Y 96-N)
02/23/2021VOTE: Adoption (0-Y 96-N)
02/23/2021VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 96-N)
02/24/2021Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/24/2021Senate requested conference committee
02/25/2021House acceded to request
02/25/2021Conferees appointed by House
02/25/2021Delegates: Plum, Simonds, Edmunds
02/25/2021Conferees appointed by Senate
02/25/2021Senators: Lewis, Hashmi, Stuart
02/26/2021C Amended by conference committee
02/26/2021Conference substitute printed 21200584D-H1
02/27/2021Passed by temporarily
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by Senate (32-Y 7-N)
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by House (64-Y 34-N)
02/27/2021VOTE: Agreed To (64-Y 34-N)
03/03/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1836H1)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1836ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/17/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1836ER)
03/30/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 401 (effective 7/1/21)
03/30/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0401)