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CONSERVATION

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over to 2005 Session


Air emissions trading; prohibited. Amending  10.1-1322.3. (Patron-Norment, SB 386 (Chapter 334))
Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act; expands boundaries. Amending 10.1-2100, 10.1-2101, 10.1-2102, 10.1-2109, 10.1-2110, 28.2-1103 and 62.1-195.1. (Patron-Wagner, SB 427 (F))
Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act; requires Attorney General to defend a locality if any private legal action is brought. Amending  10.1-2100. (Patron-Shannon, HB 719 (C); Devolites, SB 104 (F))
Clean Smokestack Act; created to reduce emissions, report. Amending  10.1-1300 and 56-582; adding  10.1-1322.5 through 10.1-1322.14. (Patron-Reid, HB 1472 (C))
Conservation easements; holders to have principal office in State. Amending  10.1-1010. (Patron-Plum, HB 883 (Chapter 364))
Electric generating facilities; to meet emissions reductions in severe nonattainment areas. Adding  10.1-1322.5. (Patron-Van Landingham, HB 113 (C); Reese, HB 1329 (F))
Elizabeth River; Marine Resources Commission to grant easement to VEPCO for electrical transmission lines. (Patron-Suit, HB 1436 (Chapter 483))
Eminent domain; condemnation of lands within adopted conservation or redevelopment plans. Adding  25.1-107. (Patron-Drake, HB 820 (Chapter 540))
Environmental permit fees; applicable to water and nonhazardous solid waste, report. Amending  10.1-1322, 10.1-1402, 10.1-1402.1, 62.1-44.15:6 and third enactment of Chapter 822, 2002 Acts; adding  10.1-1402.1:1. (Patron-Orrock, HB 1350 (Chapter 324); Watkins, SB 365 (Chapter 249))
Erosion and sediment control and stormwater management inspectors; certificate of competence. Amending  10.1-561 and 62.1-44.15. (Patron-Suit, HB 445 (Chapter 431))
Erosion and Sediment Control Law; definition of land-disturbing activity includes certain surface or deep mining activities. Amending  10.1-560. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 1283 (Chapter 476))
Erosion and Sediment Control Law; submission of a conservation plan for projects involving land-disturbing activities. Amending 10.1-564. (Patron-Ingram, HB 1429 (C))
Farm vehicles; registration fees for plant nurseries and Christmas tree farms. Amending  46.2-698. (Patron-Watkins, SB 127 (Chapter 663))
Game and fish refuges and preserves; Board of Game and Inland Fisheries authorized to grant easements therefor. Amending 29.1-103. (Patron-Puckett, SB 586 (F))
Handguns; purchase by Departments of Conservation and Recreation and of Forestry officers. Amending  59.1-148.3. (Patron-Keister, HB 503 (Chapter 136))
Hazardous waste; temporary storage. Amending  10.1-1426. (Patron-Oder, HB 713 (Chapter 442))
Historical monuments and memorials; removal, renaming, etc., prohibited, exception. Adding  2.2-1161.2. (Patron-Quayle, SB 631 (F))
Housing authorities; authorized to carry out work in areas designated as conservation districts. Amending  36-49.1. (Patron-Drake, HB 830 (F))
Income tax, corporate; credit for land preservation. Amending 58.1-513. (Patron-Bryant, HB 1185 (Chapter 635))
Income tax, state and corporate; limits land preservation tax credits. Amending  58.1-512. (Patron-Hanger, SB 678 (C))
Land and Water Conservation Trust Fund; established. Amending 10.1-1020 and 10.1-2128; adding  10.1-2135 through 10.1-2138. (Patron-Hanger, SB 527 (I) See SB569)
Landfills; prohibits construction near residential areas. Amending  10.1-1408.4. (Patron-Frederick, HB 1168 (F))
Landfills; siting in Appomattox County, submission of environmental impact reports. Amending  10.1-1408.4 and 10.1-1408.5. (Patron-Abbitt, HB 639 (V))
Littering; offense for which use of summons may be issued in juvenile court. Amending  16.1-260. (Patron-Marsh, SB 26 (Chapter 105))
Logging and skid roads; to be reseeded. Amending  10.1-1181.2. (Patron-Phillips, HB 921 (F))
Natural and Historic Resources Fund and Commission; created, report. Adding  10.1-2135 through 10.1-2138. (Patron-Morgan, HB 693 (F); Deeds, SB 569 (F))
Natural cut Christmas trees; use in certain places of worship and apartment dwelling units. (Patron-Orrock, HB 622 (Chapter 138))
Natural cut trees; use in certain places of worship. Amending 27-97. (Patron-Bryant, HB 1180 (I) See HB622; Cline, HB 1203 (I) See HB622)
Natural resources; recovery of damages to State. Amending 2.2-510. (Patron-Stolle, SB 322 (C))
Norfolk Southern Corporation; Department of Conservation and Recreation to accept title to abandoned railroad lines in several counties. (Patron-Abbitt, HB 643 (Chapter 290))
Nutrient Management Plans; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study effectiveness of implementation, performance and enforcement thereof. (Patron-Cox, HJR 72 (P))
Open-space easements; restoration to prior condition. Amending 10.1-1703. (Patron-Deeds, SB 588 (C))
Open-space preservation; imposition of additional fee for distribution to Outdoors Foundation. Amending  58.1-812; adding  58.1-817. (Patron-May, HB 549 (Chapter 990))
Ozone nonattainment areas; fees deposited in Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program Fund. Amending  10.1-1300; adding 10.1-1316.1. (Patron-Whipple, SB 454 (Chapter 408))
Parks and Recreational Facilities Act, Local; created. Amending 10.1-107; adding  10.1-1027, 10.1-1028 and 10.1-1029. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 68 (C))
Pollutant loading allocations; adoption of nitrogen and phosphorous levels in Chesapeake Bay tributaries. Adding  62.1-44.15:02. (Patron-Whipple, SB 639 (C))
Poultry Waste, Effectiveness of Plans Implemented by Commercial Poultry Processors; Report of Department of Environmental Quality ( 62.1-44.17:1.1G4 of Code of Virginia). (HD 8)
Private landowners; Board of Forestry to study provision of incentives to hold and preserve their forestland. (Patron-Ticer, SJR 75 (P))
Real estate tax; credit for permanent easements. Adding 58.1-3206. (Patron-Deeds, SB 247 (F))
Real property owned by State; certain restricted use may be satisfied if used for tourism in Virginia Beach City. (Patron-Blevins, SB 661 (Chapter 1020))
Roadway litter pick-up; civil immunity of officials and volunteers who participate in programs for probationers. Adding 8.01-226.8. (Patron-Stump, HB 534 (Chapter 434))
Roadway litter pick-up; civil immunity of officials who participate in programs for probationers and persons on community service. Adding  8.01-226.8. (Patron-Puckett, SB 72 (Chapter 387))
Silvicultural activities; notification of commercial harvesting of timber. Amending  10.1-1181.2 and 10.1-1181.3. (Patron-Ingram, HB 947 (Chapter 228))
Soil and water conservation districts; nonpoint source pollution activities. Amending  10.1-104.1; adding  10.1-546.1. (Patron-Dillard, HB 1271 (Chapter 474))
Solid waste; per ton fees for disposal. Adding  10.1-1413.3 and 10.1-1413.4. (Patron-Dillard, HB 1462 (C))
Solid waste; transportation by nonhazardous waste barges, fee. Amending  10.1-1454.1. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 728 (F))
Stormwater; regulation of billing charges. Amending  15.2-2114. (Patron-Wagner, SB 426 (Chapter 507))
Stormwater management programs; reorganization. Amending 10.1-603.2 through 10.1-603.9, 10.1-603.11 through 10.1-603.15 and 62.1-44.5; adding  10.1-603.2:1, 10.1-603.2:2, 10.1-603.4:1, 10.1-603.12:1 through 10.1-603.12:7 and 10.1-603.13:1; repealing  10.1-603.10. (Patron-Bryant, HB 1177 (Chapter 372))
Timber; penalty for theft. Amending  55-331, 55-332 and 55-334; adding  55-334.1; repealing  55-333. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 493 (Chapter 615); Puckett, SB 548 (Chapter 604))
Timber cutting; damages recoverable for encroachment. Amending 55-331. (Patron-Dillard, HB 1020 (I) See HB493)
Timbering; notification of activities. Amending  10.1-1181.2; adding  10.1-1181.2:1. (Patron-Dillard, HB 1021 (F))
Tourism; joint subcommittee to study growth thereof. (Patron-McDonnell, HJR 184 (F))
Tourism Development Authority; authorized to form corporations, etc., for purpose of promoting economic development. Amending 15.2-5504. (Patron-Phillips, HB 911 (Chapter 806))
Trees; increases local canopy requirements. Amending  15.2-961. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1479 (C))
Virginia Museum of Natural History; powers and duties, salary of director, gifts and endowments. Amending  10.1-2009 and 10.1-2011. (Patron-Hurt, HB 1338 (Chapter 870))
Water quality improvement fee; imposition. Adding  10.1-2135. (Patron-Pollard, HB 1418 (C))
Watershed Coordination Program; established. Amending  10.1-2124. (Patron-Hanger, SB 523 (Chapter 413))
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