Interagency Environmental Justice Working Group; established, report. (SB1318)

Introduced By

Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian) with support from co-patrons Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), and Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Environmental justice; interagency working group; report. Establishes the Interagency Environmental Justice Working Group as an advisory council in the executive branch of state government to further environmental justice in the Commonwealth and directs each of the Governor's Secretaries to designate at least one environmental justice coordinator to represent the secretariat as a member of the Working Group. The bill provides that the Working Group shall expire on July 1, 2031. Read the Bill »


02/25/2021: Passed the House


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102858D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/20/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/20/2021Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (7-Y 6-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
01/20/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/01/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1318)
02/02/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/02/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (11-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Committee substitute printed 21104321D-S1
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Reading of amendments waived
02/04/2021Committee amendments rejected
02/04/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21104321D-S1
02/04/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1318S1
02/05/2021Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2021Placed on Calendar
02/07/2021Read first time
02/07/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in General Laws
02/09/2021Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
02/10/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1318S1)
02/18/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/18/2021Reported from General Laws with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Committee substitute printed 21200450D-H1
02/22/2021Read second time
02/23/2021Read third time
02/23/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200450D-H1
02/23/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1318H1
02/23/2021Passed House with substitute (55-Y 43-N)
02/23/2021VOTE: Passage (55-Y 43-N)
02/23/2021Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/23/2021Passed by for the day
02/24/2021Passed by for the day
02/24/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1318H1)
02/25/2021Read third time
02/25/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1318H1
02/25/2021Passed House with substitute (55-Y 44-N)
02/25/2021VOTE: Passage (55-Y 44-N)
02/25/2021House substitute rejected by Senate (3-Y 35-N)
02/25/2021House insisted on substitute
02/25/2021House requested conference committee
02/25/2021Senate acceded to request (35-Y 3-N)
02/25/2021Conferees appointed by Senate
02/25/2021Senators: Hashmi, Vogel, Mason
02/25/2021Conferees appointed by House
02/25/2021Delegates: Simonds, Keam, Hodges
03/01/2021No further action taken
03/01/2021Failed to pass

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