Flood resiliency & protection; implements recom. from first Va. Coastal Resilience Master Plan. (HB516)

Introduced By

Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Flood resiliency and protection. Implements recommendations from the first Virginia Coastal Resilience Master Plan. The bill provides guidelines for the development of a Virginia Flood Protection Master Plan for the Commonwealth and requires that the Coastal Resilience Master Plan be updated by December 31, 2022, and every five years thereafter. The bill establishes the Virginia Coastal Resilience Technical Advisory Committee to assist with the updates and requires the development of a community outreach and engagement plan to ensure meaningful involvement by affected and vulnerable community residents. The bill also requires that the Chief Resilience Officer report every two years, beginning July 1, 2023, on the status of flood resilience in the Commonwealth. This bill is identical to SB 551. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103091D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/02/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB516)
02/04/2022Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
02/07/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (9-Y 1-N)
02/07/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/09/2022Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment(s) (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/09/2022Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
02/11/2022Reported from Appropriations (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee amendment agreed to
02/14/2022Engrossed by House as amended HB516E
02/14/2022Printed as engrossed 22103091D-E
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB516E)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/22/2022Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Read third time
02/25/2022Passed Senate (27-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB516ER)
03/01/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB516ER)
03/01/2022Signed by Speaker
03/02/2022Signed by President
03/11/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 494 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0494)