Conservation easements; construction. (SB1199)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


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 be construed in favor of achieving the conservation purposes for which it was created. This bill is identical to HB 1760. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100906D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/19/2021Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1199)
01/21/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Floor substitute printed 21103368D-S1 (Stuart)
01/22/2021Passed by for the day
01/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1199S1)
01/25/2021Passed by for the day
01/26/2021Read second time
01/26/2021Reading of amendments waived
01/26/2021Committee amendments agreed to (23-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1199E
01/26/2021Printed as engrossed 21100906D-E
01/27/2021Read third time and passed Senate (25-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1199E)
02/02/2021Placed on Calendar
02/02/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/10/2021Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Read second time
02/15/2021Read third time
02/15/2021Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/15/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1199ER)
02/17/2021Signed by President
02/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1199ER)
02/18/2021Signed by Speaker
02/22/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 22, 2021
02/22/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 274 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0274)