Engineered septic systems; Department of Health, et al., to initiate a 3-yr. pilot program to study. (HB2188)

Introduced By

Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Health; Department of Environmental Quality; pilot program; engineered septic systems. Requires the Department of Health and Department of Environmental Quality, in partnership with the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission, to initiate a three-year pilot program designed to study the use of engineered septic systems that house and treat sewage effluent in an elevated, self-contained unit suitable for areas with high water tables and susceptible to flooding in Coastal Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102713D
01/13/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2021Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
01/18/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/18/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)
01/18/2021Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/20/2021Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2021Committee substitute printed 21103198D-H1
01/20/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/20/2021Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
01/25/2021Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
01/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2188H1)
02/05/2021Left in Appropriations