Dams; negotiated settlement agreements. (SB1280)

Introduced By

Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Dams; negotiated settlement agreements. Authorizes the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board to enter into a negotiated settlement with the owners of certain impounding structures who have allegedly violated or failed, neglected, or refused to obey any permit condition, provision of the Dam Safety Act, or Board regulation or order. The settlement shall require the dam owner to correct deficiencies at the dam structure and to pay civil charges for past alleged violations instead of any appropriate civil penalty that could be imposed. Such civil charges shall be suspended upon compliance with the settlement agreement. Read the Bill »

Status

07/23/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102055D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1280)
01/19/2021Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2021Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
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 (100-Y 0-N)
02/15/2021VOTE: Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Enrolled
02/17/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1280ER)
02/17/2021Signed by President
02/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1280ER)
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
03/12/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 97 (effective 7/1/21)
03/12/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0097)

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