Chief Resilience Officer of the Commonwealth; moves position under the Governor. (SB733)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Chief Resilience Officer of the Commonwealth; Office of Commonwealth Resilience; Interagency Resilience Working Group; Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund; Resilient Virginia Revolving Fund; Advisory Review Committee. Moves the position of Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) from under the Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources to under the Governor and creates an Office of Commonwealth Resilience to support the CRO in his functions and duties. The bill requires the CRO to convene an Interagency Resilience Working Group to support the coordination of planning and implementation of resilience efforts, eliminates the position of Special Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Adaptation and Protection, and requires the Director of the Department of Conservation and Recreation to convene an Advisory Review Committee to assist in the distribution of loans and grants from the Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund. The bill also requires the Director to convene an Advisory Review Committee to assist in the distribution of loans and grants from the Resilient Virginia Revolving Fund and adds the Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources and the CRO to the list of those with whom the Virginia Resources Authority is required to consult in directing the distribution of loans or grants from the Fund. The bill requires the Department to make available for public inspection at the office of the Department and on a publicly accessible website records of each application for grants and loans from the two Funds and the actions taken thereon. The Virginia Flood Resilience Advisory Committee replaces the Virginia Coastal Resilience Technical Advisory Committee effective February 1, 2025. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/19/2024Presented and ordered printed 24105632D
01/19/2024Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/29/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB733)
01/30/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2024Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/06/2024Continued to 2025 in Finance and Appropriations (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)

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