Tribal Nations; consultation w/ federally recognized, permits and review w/ potential impacts. (SB482)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Consultation with federally recognized Tribal Nations; permits and reviews with potential impacts on environmental, cultural, and historic resources. Requires the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Department of Environmental Quality, the Department of Historic Resources, and the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to establish policies and procedures for consulting with federally recognized Tribal Nations in the Commonwealth when evaluating certain permits and reviews with potential impacts on environmental, cultural, or historic resources or that would have tribal implications, as defined in the bill. The bill directs the Secretary of the Commonwealth to designate an Ombudsman for Tribal Consultation to facilitate communication and consultation with Tribal Nations. The bill codifies Executive Order 82 (2021). Read the Bill »


03/02/2022: Subcommittee Recommends Killing the Bill


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22104201D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/01/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2022Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2022Committee substitute printed 22105708D-S1
02/01/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB482S1)
02/08/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Read second time
02/10/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105708D-S1
02/10/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB482S1
02/11/2022Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
03/01/2022Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
03/02/2022Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (5-Y 5-N)
03/02/2022Continued to 2023 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB715.