Constitutional amendment; environmental justice (first reference). (HJ556)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate

Description

Constitutional amendment (first reference); environmental justice. Establishes that it is the policy of the Commonwealth to follow the principles of environmental justice in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies and to ensure that no population, especially minority, low-income, or historically economically disadvantaged communities, faces higher levels or greater impacts of pollution and climate change than other populations. Read the Bill »

Status

01/15/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Privileges and Elections Committee

History

DateAction
01/12/2021Committee
01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101762D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2021Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments

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