Virginia Community Preparedness Fund; shifts administration to Water and Soil Conservation Board. (SB508)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board; Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund. Shifts the administration of the Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund from the Department of Conservation and Recreation to the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board (the Board). The bill expands from nine to 11 the membership of the Board with the addition of two nonlegislative members, one of whom shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates from a flood-prone community outside the Chesapeake Bay watershed and one of whom shall be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules from a flood-prone community in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The bill raises from five to six the number of Board members needed to constitute a quorum, at least four of whom shall be farmer or district director representatives. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103975D
01/12/2022Referred 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 (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2022Committee substitute printed 22105738D-S1
02/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB508S1)
02/03/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2022Read second time
02/04/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105738D-S1
02/04/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB508S1
02/07/2022Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/25/2022Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
02/28/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
03/02/2022Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Read second time
03/07/2022Read third time
03/07/2022Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB508ER)
03/10/2022Signed by President
03/10/2022Signed by Speaker
03/11/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB508ER)
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/11/2022Governor's substitute printed 22108073D-S2
04/27/2022Senate rejected Governor's recommendation (0-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022Communicated to Governor on April 27, 2022
04/27/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 27, 2022
05/27/2022G Vetoed by Governor