Geology; definition of geological mapping, expands definition of practice of geology. (SB184)

Introduced By

Sen. Aaron Rouse (D-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
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Became Law


Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation; practice of geology; definitions. Expands the definition of the practice of geology to include the performance of any professional service or work wherein the principles and methods of geology are applied, including (i) investigating, evaluating, and consulting; (ii) geological mapping; (iii) describing the natural processes that act upon the earth's materials; (iv) predicting the probable occurrence of natural processes; and (v) inspecting, planning, and performing and supervising geological work in order to enhance and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public and the environment. The bill also defines "geological mapping." The bill contains technical amendments. This bill is identical to HB 287. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104718D
01/08/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/16/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB184)
01/17/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/17/2024Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2024Read second time
01/22/2024Committee amendment rejected
01/22/2024Reading of amendment waived
01/22/2024Amendment by Senator Rouse agreed to
01/22/2024Engrossed by Senate as amended SB184E
01/22/2024Printed as engrossed 24104718D-E
01/23/2024Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB184E)
02/13/2024Placed on Calendar
02/13/2024Read first time
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/15/2024Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2024Read second time
02/20/2024Read third time
02/20/2024Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/20/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB184ER)
02/26/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB184ER)
02/26/2024Signed by Speaker
02/29/2024Signed by President
03/01/2024Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 1, 2024
03/01/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 8, 2024
03/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 4 (effective 7/1/24)
03/08/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0004)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB287.

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