Professional wetland delineator; certification requirements. (HB1182)

Introduced By

Del. N. Baxter Ennis (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation; Board for Professional Soil Scientists, Wetland Professionals, and Geologists; professional wetland delineator certification requirements. Replaces the requirement that an applicant with a bachelor's degree in a relevant field have four years of relevant experience to be certified as a professional wetland delineator with three years of such experience. For applicants seeking certification through experience, the bill reduces to three years the required experience that the applicant must have in wetland science research or as a teacher of wetlands curriculum in an accredited institution of higher education in order to be certified. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24102123D
01/10/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/26/2024Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
01/29/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1182)
02/08/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/08/2024Reported from General Laws with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Committee substitute printed 24107393D-H1
02/11/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1182H1)
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107393D-H1
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1182H1
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/28/2024Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/08/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1182ER)
03/08/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1182ER)
03/08/2024Signed by Speaker
03/09/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/05/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 545 (effective 7/1/24)

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