Va. Water Protection Permit; withdrawal of surface water or ground water, plans for water auditing. (SB1291)

Introduced By

Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Water Protection Permit; withdrawal of surface water or ground water; plans for water auditing and leak detection and repair. Requires that any application for a permit to withdraw surface water or ground water include a water auditing plan and a leak detection and repair plan that comply with regulations adopted by the State Water Control Board pursuant to the provisions of the bill. The provisions of the bill shall not become effective until 30 days after the adoption by the Board of such regulations. Read the Bill »


03/12/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101997D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1291)
01/19/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/19/2021Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Read second time
01/22/2021Reading of amendments waived
01/22/2021Committee amendments agreed to
01/22/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1291E
01/22/2021Printed as engrossed 21101997D-E
01/25/2021Passed by for the day
01/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1291E)
01/26/2021Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 17-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
02/09/2021Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
02/15/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
02/17/2021Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Read second time
02/22/2021Read third time
02/22/2021Passed House (56-Y 44-N)
02/22/2021VOTE: Passage (56-Y 44-N)
02/24/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1291ER)
02/24/2021Signed by President
02/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1291ER)
02/25/2021Signed by Speaker
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/12/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 100 (effective 7/1/21-see bill)
03/12/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0100)

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