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CONSERVATION

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(CD) Carried over from 2002 session but died in committee on or before December 9th


Agriculture and Forestry, Secretary of; created, to report on economic growth and stability in agriculture and forestry industries. Amending  2.2-200, 2.2-204, 2.2-205 and 10.1-1100; adding  2.2-229, 2.2-230 and 2.2-231. (Patron-Putney, HB 737 (CD); Hawkins, SB 599 (CD))
Air quality monitoring and reporting; provisions. Adding 10.1-1307.4. (Patron-Whipple, SB 389 (CD))
American Forests conservation group; commending. (Patron-Darner, HJR 567 )
Arborists; prohibits any person from using title thereof unless he possesses proper certification. Adding  10.1-2135, 10.1-2136 and 10.1-2137. (Patron-Hull, HB 126 (CD))
Brownfields Restoration and Land Renewal Act; loans for remediation of contaminated properties. Amending  62.1-229.2. (Patron-Suit, HB 1748 (Chapter 407))
Chesapeake Bay Local Assistance Department; to administer Coastal Resources Management Program. Amending  10.1-2105. (Patron-Dillard, HB 2781 (F))
Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act; administration by Department of Conservation and Recreation. Amending  2.2-215, 10.1-559.10, 10.1-1126.1, 10.1-1194, 10.1-2125, 10.1-2129, 15.2-2220, 15.2-2245.1, 15.2-2261, 28.2-1103, 33.1-431 and 62.1-195.1; adding  10.1-712 through 10.1-725; repealing  10.1-2100 through 10.1-2115. (Patron-Whipple, SB 1116 (F))
Confederate cemeteries and graves; disbursement of funds for care. Amending  10.1-2211. (Patron-Landes, HB 1419 (Chapter 585))
Conservation boards; consolidation. Amending  10.1-105, 10.1-106, 10.1-107, 10.1-111, 10.1-112, 10.1-113, 10.1-202, 10.1-705, 10.1-707, 10.1-709 and 28.2-1100; repealing  10.1-218 through 10.1-225. (Patron-Athey, HB 2393 (Chapter 89); Ruff, SB 914 (Chapter 79))
Conservation easements; holder requirements. Amending  10.1-1010. (Patron-Callahan, HB 1442 (F); Hanger, SB 1053 (Chapter 1014))
Easements; duties of dominant estate. Adding  55-50.1. (Patron-Norment, SB 1274 (Chapter 774))
Environment, Commission on Future of; created, study. Adding 30-201 through 30-208. (Patron-Bolling, SB 1089 (F))
Environmental laboratory certification program; petition for variance from requirements of regulations. Amending  2.2-1105. (Patron-Hawkins, SB 1275 (Chapter 580))
Environmental permit fees; exemptions for certain farming operations. Amending  62.1-44.15:6. (Patron-Rerras, SB 1349 (F))
Envirothon Program; created to provide learning experiences for high school students. Adding  10.1-549.1. (Patron-Orrock, HB 1671 (Chapter 402))
Forest fires; liability and recovery of costs. Amending 10.1-1141. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 2582 (F))
Forestry and environmental science institute; recognizing need for. (Patron-Deeds, SJR 306 )
Forestry, Department of; Secretary of Natural Resources responsible therefor rather than Secretary of Commerce and Trade. Amending  2.2-204, 2.2-215 and 10.1-1100. (Patron-Dillard, HB 449 (CD))
Great Bridge State Park, Battle of; study on establishment. (Patron-Cosgrove, HJR 520 (F); Blevins, SJR 72 (CD))
Income tax, state; credit for purchase of conservation tillage equipment. Amending  58.1-334 and 58.1-432. (Patron-Pollard, HB 984 (CD))
Income tax, state; extends voluntary contribution to Historic Resources Fund. Amending  58.1-346.8. (Patron-Almand, HB 1913 (Chapter 10))
Invasive Species Council; created, report. Adding  10.1-2600 through 10.1-2609. (Patron-Dillard, HB 2436 (Chapter 433))
Land Conservation Foundation; dedication of recordation taxes. Adding  58.1-816.2. (Patron-Albo, HB 341 (CD))
Land-disturbing activities; agreements in lieu of a plan for construction of a single-family residence. Amending  10.1-563 and 10.1-566. (Patron-Deeds, SB 913 (Chapter 827))
Land-disturbing activities; limitations in Chesterfield County. Amending  10.1-563 and 10.1-566. (Patron-Orrock, HB 87 (CD))
Land-disturbing activities; not applicable to certain shore erosion control projects. Amending  10.1-560. (Patron-Plum, HB 2314 (Chapter 423))
Land-disturbing activities; regulation, approval of control plans. Amending  10.1-561, 10.1-563 and 10.1-566. (Patron-Morgan, HB 935 (CD))
Land-disturbing activities; requirements for plan approval. Amending  10.1-563. (Patron-Oder, HB 1459 (Chapter 966))
Land-disturbing activities; waiver of certificate of competency. Amending  10.1-563 and 10.1-566. (Patron-Deeds, SB 617 (CD))
Law-enforcement officer; to include a conservation officer, training standards. Amending  9.1-101 and 9.1-113. (Patron-Bryant, HB 2612 (Chapter 744))
License plates, special; issuance of those bearing legend: HISTORIC COVERED BRIDGES. Adding  46.2-749.84. (Patron-Quayle, SB 845 (I) See SB1230)
Litter; penalty upon conviction may include community service. Amending  33.1-346. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 1398 (Chapter 113))
Low Impact Development Assessment Task Force; created to provide alternatives to water quality control methods, report. Adding 10.1-1186.5. (Patron-Albo, HB 1953 (Chapter 738))
Low Impact Development Assessment Task Force, Alternatives to Water Quality Control Methods; Report on (Chapter 738, 2003 Acts). (HD 35)
Monument and Memorial Preservation Act; created. Adding 15.2-1812.2. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 2714 (F))
Nitrogen reduction technology (NRT); memorializing Congress to adopt legislation to help reduce pollution in Chesapeake Bay. (Patron-Pollard, HR 38 ; Whipple, SJR 424 )
Open-space preservation; imposition of additional fee for recordation of documents may be used therefor. Amending 58.1-812; adding  58.1-817. (Patron-May, HB 1883 (F))
Outdoors Foundation; abolishes certain regional open-space preservation advisory boards. Amending  10.1-1800 and 10.1-1801.1; repealing  10.1-1801.2. (Patron-May, HB 2396 (Chapter 90); Ruff, SB 766 (Chapter 78))
Outdoors Foundation; conversion of certain real property used for open space in Chesterfield County to certain property in Giles County. (Patron-Ware, HB 2727 (F); Watkins, SB 898 (F))
Police, special; appointment in counties with an environmental enforcement unit. Amending  15.2-1737. (Patron-Deeds, SB 1311 (F))
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits; issuance for confined animal feeding operations. Amending  62.1-44.17:1. (Patron-Watkins, SB 896 (Chapter 375))
Powhatan County; requesting Department of Conservation and Recreation to include name of E. Floyd Yates as part of new state park name. (Patron-Ware, HJR 610 )
Property exempt from taxation; includes equipment used to grind, mulch, etc., trees. Amending  58.1-609.3 and 58.1-3660. (Patron-Ware, HB 2726 (Chapter 859))
Public Beach Maintenance and Development Fund; use. Amending 10.1-705 and 10.1-709; adding  58.1-816.2. (Patron-Gear, HB 234 (CD))
Recycling; applicable to cathode ray tubes which are used to provide visual display in TVs and computer monitors. Adding 10.1-1425.26. (Patron-Moran, HB 2376 (Chapter 743))
Recycling; applicable to electronic equipment. Adding 10.1-1186.5. (Patron-Moran, HB 2375 (I) See HB2376)
Revolutionary War cemeteries and graves; disbursement of funds for care. Amending  10.1-2211.1. (Patron-Edwards, SB 1282 (F))
Right-of-way easements; conveyance to certain nonpublic service companies. Adding  2.2-1151.1. (Patron-Scott, HB 2563 (Chapter 330))
Roadway litter pick-up programs; civil immunity of officials for participation by probationers. Adding  8.01-226.8. (Patron-Wampler, SB 84 (CD))
Route 5; preservation thereof as a scenic and historic resource for understanding of State’s history and for tourist industry. (Patron-Ingram, HJR 756 (F))
Scenic River Board; created, abolishes Scenic River Advisory Boards, report on effectiveness of new Board. Amending 10.1-400, 10.1-401, 10.1-402, 10.1-405, 10.1-406 and 10.1-409 through 10.1-418.1; adding  10.1-406.1, 10.1-418.2 and 10.1-418.3; repealing  10.1-419 and HJR 278, 1979 Acts. (Patron-Athey, HB 1970 (I) See HB1627)
Scenic River Board; created, abolishes Scenic River Advisory Boards, report on effectiveness of new Board. Amending 10.1-400, 10.1-401, 10.1-402, 10.1-405, 10.1-406 and 10.1-409 through 10.1-418.1; adding  10.1-406.1 and 10.1-418.2; repealing HJR 278, 1979 Acts. (Patron-Cox, HB 1627 (Chapter 240))
Senior Passport; established for admission to state parks for persons over age 62. Adding  10.1-202.2. (Patron-Newman, SB 489 (CD))
Silvicultural activities; provisions for issuance of special orders. Amending  10.1-1181.2. (Patron-Dillard, HB 2434 (Chapter 812))
Soil and Water Conservation Board; members. Amending  10.1-502 and 10.1-503. (Patron-Thomas, HB 1875 (Chapter 128))
Soil and Water Conservation District Boards; quorum. Amending 10.1-531. (Patron-Sherwood, HB 2631 (Chapter 616))
Solid and hazardous waste; issuance of environmental permit fees. Amending  10.1-1402, 10.1-1402.1 and 62.1-44.15:6; repealing third enactment of Chapter 822, 2002 Acts. (Patron-Plum, HB 2315 (F))
Solid and hazardous waste, and water permits; imposition of fees for environmental programs. Amending  10.1-1402.1 and 62.1-44.15:6. (Patron-Hanger, SB 592 (CD))
Solid waste landfills; closure requirements, exception. Amending 10.1-1413.2. (Patron-Ruff, SB 515 (CD); Ruff, SB 886 (F))
Solid waste landfills; exempts wood and timber processing facilities from certain permit requirements. Amending 10.1-1408.1, 10.1-1411 and 10.1-1413.2. (Patron-Carrico, HB 1809 (F))
Solid waste landfills; financial responsibility for closures. Amending  10.1-1410. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 2783 (F))
Solid waste landfills; permit requirements. Amending  10.1-1408.1. (Patron-Carrico, HB 1963 (F))
Solid waste landfills; siting in Mecklenburg and Halifax Counties. Amending  10.1-1408.4. (Patron-Hogan, HB 1532 (Chapter 834))
Solid waste transported by water; eliminates stacking limitation on barges, fees. Amending  10.1-1454.1; repealing  10.1-1454.2. (Patron-Stolle, SB 1137 (Chapter 830))
State Archaeologist; established. Amending  10.1-2300 and 10.1-2301. (Patron-Dillard, HB 1134 (CD))
Staunton State Scenic River; extends designation. Amending 10.1-418. (Patron-Hogan, HB 1451 (Chapter 687))
Stormwater; regulation. Amending  15.2-2114. (Patron-Wagner, SB 1193 (Chapter 390))
Timber haulers; overweight permits. Adding  46.2-1143.1. (Patron-Phillips, HB 871 (CD))
Tires; disposal of those that are used, imposition of tire recycling fee. Amending  10.1-1418.2, 10.1-1418.3, 10.1-1422.3, 58.1-641 and 58.1-642; adding  10.1-1418.4 and 10.1-1418.5. (Patron-Watkins, SB 965 (Chapter 101))
Transient occupancy tax; portion to be used for promotion of tourism. Amending  58.1-3819. (Patron-Black, HB 1517 (F))
Tree canopies; conservation and preservation during development process in certain populated areas. Amending  15.2-961. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 105 (CD); Howell, SB 484 (CD))
Tree canopies; use in local development process. Amending 15.2-961. (Patron-Howell, SB 1013 (Chapter 875))
Trichloroethylene; prohibits products containing such solvent. Amending  10.1-1400; adding  10.1-1424.2. (Patron-Amundson, HB 2789 (Chapter 620))
Wastewater and drinking water programs; certain transferred to Department of Environmental Quality. Amending  36-139, 62.1-44.3, 62.1-44.15, 62.1-44.19:3 and 62.1-233; adding 62.1-44.15:5.3, 62.1-44.34:29 through 62.1-44.34:76; repealing  32.1-163 through 32.1-166, 32.1-166.1 through 32.1-166.10, 32.1-167 through 32.1-176, 32.1-176.1 through 32.1-176.7 and 32.1-248.2. (Patron-Griffith, HB 2784 (F))
Wastewater, Management and Treatment of; Report on (HJR 771, 2001). (HD 2)
Water Facilities Revolving Fund; allows loans for land conservation. Adding  62.1-229.3. (Patron-Hanger, SB 1051 (Chapter 574))
Water quality; reporting requirements. Amending  10.1-2127. (Patron-Pollard, HB 2236 (Chapter 741))
2003 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, Resolutions and Documents - For additional information, please contact Legislative Information, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23219. Telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 01/12/04