Environmental Quality, Department of; judicial review, authorization of projects, hearing & appeal. (HB122)

Introduced By

Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington) with support from co-patrons Del. Terry Austin (R-Buchanan), and Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Environmental Quality; review and authorization of projects; hearing and appeal. Allows any person aggrieved by the final decision of the Department of Environmental Quality regarding the authorization of a project and who has participated in a proceeding for a permit to construct or operate a small renewable energy project under procedures adopted by the Department to seek judicial review of such action in accordance with the Administrative Process Act in the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond within 30 days of such decision. The bill requires the court to hear and decide such action as soon as practicable after the date of filing. This bill is identical to SB 580. Read the Bill »


According to the fiscal impact statement, there is no anticipated fiscal impact on the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) as a result of HB122. Any impact on the Office of the Attorney General or the Courts is indeterminate, as it is not possible to estimate the number of cases that may require judicial review. The State Corporation Commission does not anticipate any impact from this bill. Therefore, the statement does not provide a specific cost estimate for implementing this legislation.

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Bill Has Passed


01/01/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24102605D
01/01/2024Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2024Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
01/18/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB122)
01/24/2024Referred from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/24/2024Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/31/2024Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #3
02/06/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/06/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (10-Y 0-N)
02/08/2024Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Committee substitute printed 24107131D-H1
02/11/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB122H1)
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107131D-H1
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB122H1
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House (74-Y 24-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Passage (74-Y 24-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/27/2024Rereferred from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/28/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/28/2024Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (7-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Reading of amendment waived
03/04/2024Committee amendment agreed to
03/04/2024Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/04/2024Passed Senate with amendment (22-Y 16-N)
03/05/2024Senate amendment agreed to by House (75-Y 25-N)
03/05/2024VOTE: Adoption (75-Y 25-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB122ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB122ER)
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 717 (effective 7/1/24)


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