Carbon Sequestration Task Force; established. (SB1374)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac) with support from co-patrons Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico), and Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Carbon Sequestration Task Force; report. Directs the Secretary of Natural Resources, jointly with the Secretary of Agriculture and Consumer Services, to convene a task force for the purpose of studying carbon sequestration in the Commonwealth and submit a report of its findings before the first day of the 2022 Session of the General Assembly. The bill directs the task force to (i) consider possible methods of increasing carbon sequestration within the natural environment through state land and marine resources use policies; agricultural, aquacultural, and silvicultural practices; and other practices to achieve restoration of natural resources and long-term conservation; (ii) recommend short-term and long-term benchmarks for increasing carbon sequestration; (iii) develop a standardized methodology to establish baseline carbon levels and account for increases in carbon sequestration over time; (iv) identify existing carbon markets and considerations relevant to potential participation by the Commonwealth; and (v) identify other potential funding mechanisms to encourage carbon sequestration practices in the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


03/31/2021: signed by governor


01/13/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102038D
01/13/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/03/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1374)
02/04/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/04/2021Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Read second time
02/05/2021Reading of amendment waived
02/05/2021Committee amendment agreed to
02/05/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1374E
02/05/2021Printed as engrossed 21102038D-E
02/05/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2021Placed on Calendar
02/07/2021Read first time
02/07/2021Referred 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 (17-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Read second time
02/15/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1374E)
02/15/2021Read third time
02/15/2021Passed by for the day
02/16/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/16/2021Read third time
02/16/2021Amendment by Delegate Willett agreed to
02/16/2021Amendment by Delegate Bloxom agreed to
02/16/2021Engrossed by House as amended
02/16/2021Passed House with amendments (79-Y 20-N)
02/16/2021VOTE: Passage (79-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021House amendments agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1374ER)
02/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1374ER)
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/24/2021Signed by Speaker
02/25/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 25, 2021
02/25/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/31/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 504 (effective 7/1/21)
03/31/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0504)


BillTheThrill writes:

Like a Kerry, Gore et. all I hope they are sporting private jets.
Why not complete Anna and Surrey nuke sites.