Mines and Mining and Virginia Energy Plan; revision of Titles 45.1 and 67. (SB1453)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Revision of Titles 45.1 and 67. Creates proposed Title 45.2 (Mines, Minerals, and Energy) as a revision of existing Title 45.1 (Mines and Mining) and existing Title 67 (Virginia Energy Plan). Proposed Title 45.2 consists of 21 chapters divided into five subtitles: Subtitle I (Administration), Subtitle II (Coal Mining), Subtitle III (Mineral Mines), Subtitle IV (Gas and Oil), and Subtitle V (Other Sources of Energy; Energy Policy). The bill organizes the laws in a more logical manner, removes obsolete and duplicative provisions, and improves the structure and clarity of statutes pertaining to the administration of the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, underground and surface coal mining, underground and surface mineral mines, the Virginia Gas and Oil Act, energy from wind, solar, geothermal, and nuclear sources, and energy policy. The bill moves the remaining provisions of Title 67 that are not appropriate for inclusion in proposed Title 45.2 into other existing titles of the Code. The bill has a delayed effective date of October 1, 2021, and is a recommendation of the Virginia Code Commission. Read the Bill »


03/25/2021: signed by governor


01/19/2021Presented and ordered printed 21101563D
01/19/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/26/2021Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2021Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Reading of amendments waived
02/01/2021Amendments by Senator Edwards agreed to
02/01/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1453E
02/01/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Printed as engrossed 21101563D-E
02/05/2021Placed on Calendar
02/05/2021Read first time
02/05/2021Referred 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)
02/11/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1453E)
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)
02/19/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1453ER)
02/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1453ER)
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/22/2021Signed by Speaker
02/24/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 24, 2021
02/24/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/25/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 387 (effective 10/1/21)
03/25/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0387)