Mining and processing of certain minerals and elements; work group to study. (HB250)

Introduced By

Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mining and processing of certain minerals and elements; study; permitting. Directs the Secretaries of Natural and Historic Resources, Health and Human Resources, and Commerce and Trade to convene a work group to study the mining and processing of copper, zinc, and lead in the Commonwealth and to report its findings to the General Assembly by December 1, 2023. The bill also places a moratorium until July 1, 2024, on the issuance of new permits to operate a mine for gold, copper, zinc, or lead of an area larger than 10 acres. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103879D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Rules
01/25/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB250)
02/02/2022Assigned Rules sub: Studies
02/07/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 2-N)
02/15/2022Left in Rules