Comprehensive plan; adoption of an environmental justice strategy. (HB969)

Introduced By

Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Comprehensive plan; environmental justice strategy. Requires cities with populations greater than 20,000 and counties with populations greater than 100,000 to consider, at the next and all subsequent reviews of the comprehensive plan, adopting an environmental justice strategy. The bill provides that the locality's strategy shall be to identify environmental justice and fenceline communities within the jurisdiction of the local planning commission and identify objectives and policies to reduce health risks, to promote civic engagement, and to prioritize improvements and programs that address the needs of the environmental justice and fenceline communities. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102311D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/31/2022Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #2
02/04/2022Stricken from docket by Counties, Cities and Towns (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)