Flood resiliency & protection; implements recom. from first Va. Coastal Resilience Master Plan. (SB551)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke) with support from co-patron Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


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 incorporates SB 504 and SB 506 and is identical to HB 516. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103100D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/25/2022Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2022Committee substitute printed 22105258D-S1
01/25/2022Incorporates SB504 (Lewis)
01/25/2022Incorporates SB506 (Lewis)
01/25/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/02/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB551S1)
02/02/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (13-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
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 22105258D-S1
02/04/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB551S1
02/07/2022Read third time and passed Senate (24-Y 16-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
03/02/2022Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Read second time
03/07/2022Read third time
03/07/2022Committee amendment agreed to
03/07/2022Engrossed by House as amended
03/07/2022Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022House amendment agreed to by Senate (32-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB551ER)
03/10/2022Signed by President
03/10/2022Signed by Speaker
03/11/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB551ER)
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
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 495 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0495)