Flood Control, Department of, and Commonwealth Flood Plan; created, report. (HB602)

Introduced By

Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake) with support from co-patrons Del. Angelia Williams Graves (D-Norfolk), and Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Flood Control; Commonwealth Flood Plan. Creates the Commonwealth Flood Board as a policy board in the executive branch. The bill provides that the Board's duties shall include, among others, overseeing the development, implementation, and updating of the Commonwealth Flood Plan. The bill also creates the Department of Flood Control under the authority of the Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources to provide technical expertise in all aspects related to flood control, management, mitigation, abatement, and recovery. The Commonwealth Flooding Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee is also established in the bill as an advisory committee of the Commonwealth Flood Board to assist the Commonwealth in developing and implementing the Commonwealth Flood Plan. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103972D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/04/2022Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
02/07/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 4-N)
02/15/2022Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

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