Compost and other products containing organic soil amendments infrastructure; civil penalty. (SB329)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
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Signed by Governor
Became Law


Compost and other products containing organic soil amendments infrastructure; civil penalty. Allows a locality by ordinance to require certain generators, as defined in the bill, of large quantities of organic waste to separate the organic waste from other solid waste and ensure that the organic waste is diverted from final disposal in a refuse disposal system. The bill allows a locality to establish civil penalties for violations of such ordinance but requires the locality to issue a warning to a generator that violates the ordinance prior to collecting such a civil penalty. Finally, the bill expresses that it is the intent of the General Assembly that new public school buildings and facilities and improvements and renovations to existing public school buildings and facilities include waste disposal infrastructure, as defined in the bill. Read the Bill »


This legislation is not expected to have any fiscal impact or cost to the state.

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01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104350D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/15/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB329)
01/16/2024Rereferred from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2024Rereferred to Local Government
02/05/2024Reported from Local Government (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/08/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Committee substitute printed 24107567D-S1
02/09/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB329S1)
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Reading of substitute waived
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107567D-S1
02/12/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB329S1
02/13/2024Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2024Placed on Calendar
02/16/2024Read first time
02/16/2024Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/16/2024Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
02/21/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 1-N)
02/21/2024Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/28/2024Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024Referred to Committee on Appropriations
03/04/2024Reported from Appropriations (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2024Read second time
03/07/2024Read third time
03/07/2024Passed by temporarily
03/07/2024Passed House (51-Y 47-N)
03/07/2024VOTE: Passage (51-Y 47-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB329ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
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
03/27/2024G Vetoed by Governor
03/31/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB329ER)
04/17/2024Passed by for the day

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