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CONSERVATION

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over from 2004 Session
(CD) Carried over from 2004 session but died in committee on or before December 10th


Advertising signage; allows certain historic buildings not currently operating as a pharmacy to display. Amending 54.1-3433. (Patron-Bell, HB 2260 (Chapter 97))
Air Pollution Control Board; regulations for vapor recovery equipment at gasoline dispensing facilities. Amending 10.1-1308. (Patron-Parrish, HB 1832 (Chapter 66))
Antiquities Act; creation of position of State Archaeologist. Amending  10.1-2300 and 10.1-2301. (Patron-Van Landingham, HB 2078 (Chapter 457))
Attorney General; duties include representation of soil and water conservation districts. Amending  2.2-507 and 10.1-501. (Patron-Ruff, SB 1294 (Chapter 236))
Buchanan County Tourist Train Development Authority; grants power of eminent domain for purposes of establishing adequate space for an excursion train turn-around, etc. Amending  15.2-6703. (Patron-Stump, HB 2904 (F))
Cellular telephones; retailer to have recycling system for acceptance and collection of used. Amending  10.1-2500; adding  10.1-1425.26:1 through 10.1-1425.26:6. (Patron-Deeds, SB 1317 (F))
Chesapeake Bay; joint subcommittee to study options to provide long-term funding source to clean up polluted waters and tributaries. (Patron-Callahan, HJR 640 (P))
Chesapeake Bay Local Assistance Department; abolished. Amending 2.2-215, 10.1-1186.5, 10.1-1194, 10.1-2100, 10.1-2101, 10.1-2102, 10.1-2109, 10.1-2110, 10.1-2125, 10.1-2129, 28.2-1103 and 62.1-195.1; repealing  10.1-2105. (Patron-Wagner, SB 1056 (F))
Chesapeake Bay Local Assistance Department; abolished. Amending 2.2-215, 10.1-1186.5, 10.1-1194, 10.1-2101, 10.1-2106, 10.1-2125, 10.1-2129 and 28.2-1103; repealing  10.1-2105. (Patron-Whipple, SB 1103 (Chapter 41))
Chesapeake Bay Local Assistance Department, and Department of Conservation and Recreation, Proposed Agency Reorganization Plan to Merge; Report of Secretary of Natural Resources (Items 378 A and 379, Chapter 4, 2004 Sp. I Acts). (HD 2)
Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act; broadens boundaries thereof. Amending  2.2-215, 10.1-1186.5, 10.1-1194, 10.1-2100, 10.1-2101, 10.1-2102, 10.1-2109, 10.1-2110, 10.1-2125, 10.1-2129, 28.2-1103 and 62.1-195.1; repealing  10.1-2105. (Patron-Wagner, SB 1056 (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 (CD))
Clean Air Act; Department of Environmental Quality, et al, to study effect of urban trees and native forests on ambient ozone levels and other air pollutants. (Patron-Mims, SJR 343 (F))
Clean Smokestack Act; created, report. Adding  10.1-1327 through 10.1-1330. (Patron-Reid, HB 2742 (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 (CD))
Clean Streams Act; created. Adding  10.1-2135 through 10.1-2140 and 30-266 through 30-272. (Patron-Pollard, HB 2694 (F); Whipple, SB 1240 (F))
Clean Streams Advisory Commission; created, report. (Patron-Pollard, HB 2694 (F); Whipple, SB 1240 (F))
Conservation officers; change of powers. Amending  10.1-117 and 19.2-81. (Patron-Shuler, HB 2086 (Chapter 88))
Conservation officers; expands jurisdiction and allows mutual aid agreements. Amending  10.1-116 and 15.2-1736. (Patron-Shuler, HB 2085 (Chapter 87))
Conveyance of easements; eliminates public hearing requirement for localities. Amending  15.2-1800. (Patron-Barlow, HB 2386 (Chapter 822))
Dams; authorizing localities to map inundation zones for those areas that might be threatened. Amending  10.1-603.19; adding 10.1-606.1. (Patron-Miles, HB 2031 (Chapter 80))
Dams; right of entry for inspection. Amending  10.1-610. (Patron-Orrock, HB 2616 (Chapter 117))
Deed of trust; utility easement. Amending  55-59. (Patron-Bryant, HB 2370 (F))
Electric generating facilities; to meet emissions reductions in severe nonattainment areas. Adding  10.1-1322.5. (Patron-Van Landingham, HB 113 (CD); Van Landingham, HB 2546 (F))
Environmental enforcement; authorizes Department of Environmental Quality to impose civil penalties. Amending  10.1-1309, 10.1-1316, 10.1-1455, 62.1-44.14, 62.1-44.15, 62.1-44.32 and 62.1-44.34:20. (Patron-Watkins, SB 1089 (Chapter 706))
Environmental Excellence Program; change of various boards’ authority to approve methods, reports. Adding  10.1-1187.1 through 10.1-1187.7. (Patron-Watkins, SB 1088 (Chapter 705))
Environmental permits; timely review for highway projects. Adding 33.1-19.1. (Patron-Fralin, HB 1602 (Chapter 781))
Erosion and Sediment Control Act; includes definition of agricultural and pasture land. Amending  10.1-560. (Patron-Bolling, SB 1277 (F))
Erosion and Sediment Control Law; submission of a conservation plan for projects involving land-disturbing activities. Amending 10.1-564. (Patron-Ingram, HB 1429 (CD))
Erosion and sediment control plans; allows Department of Conservation and Recreation to issue special order to any locality failing to enter into a corrective action agreement. Amending  10.1-562. (Patron-Dillard, HB 2937 (Chapter 129))
Forestland; Board of Forestry to continue its study of providing incentives to private landowners. (Patron-Ticer, SJR 367 (P))
Forests and forestry; transfers current regulations from Department of Conservation and Recreation to Department of Forestry. (Patron-Ingram, HB 2620 (Chapter 324))
Freedom of Information Act; exempts proprietary records of cable television and telecommunication services provided by localities. Amending  2.2-3705.6, 2.2-3711, 15.2-2160 and 56-265.4:4; adding  15.2-2108.18. (Patron-Wampler, SB 959 (Chapter 258))
Green Globes environmental assessment tool; State to recognize and incorporate into state and local practices for design and procurement of building construction projects. (Patron-Sherwood, HJR 798 (F))
Hazardous waste facilities; financial assurances therefor. Amending  10.1-1428. (Patron-Saxman, HB 2440 (Chapter 180))
Highway construction; funding for access roads and bikeways to public recreational parks and historical sites. Amending 33.1-223. (Patron-Shannon, HB 1931 (Chapter 453))
Highway construction and maintenance; access roads and bikeways to historic sites. Amending  10.1-107 and 33.1-223. (Patron-Deeds, SB 842 (Chapter 25))
Highway rest areas and welcome centers; federal transportation enhancement grants to be used for projects that will address improvements to accommodate growth of tourism. Adding 33.1-223.2:14. (Patron-Landes, HB 2605 (Chapter 559))
Historic preservation; appropriation of state funds therefor. Amending  10.1-2213. (Patron-Plum, HB 2080 (Chapter 86))
Historic Preservation and Museum Assistance Grant Program and Fund; created. Amending  10.1-2202; adding  10.1-2208.1 and 10.1-2208.2. (Patron-Van Landingham, HB 2079 (Chapter 85))
Historic presidential home in Orange County, material restoration of; State to provide matching grants for charitable contributions. Adding  10.1-2213.1. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 2459 (Chapter 470))
Income tax, state; credit for restoration of a historic presidential home. Amending  58.1-339.2. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 1888 (F))
Income tax, state and corporate; credit for purchase of conservation tillage equipment. Amending  58.1-334 and 58.1-432. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 1655 (Chapter 58))
Income tax, state and corporate; limits land preservation tax credits. Amending  58.1-512. (Patron-Hanger, SB 678 (CD))
Income tax, state and corporate; limits land preservation tax credits, exception. Amending  58.1-511 and 58.1-512. (Patron-Hanger, SB 1139 (Chapter 940))
Indoor Clean Air Act; smoking restrictions, civil penalty. Adding  32.1-73.8 through 32.1-73.14; repealing  15.2-2800 through 15.2-2810. (Patron-Mims, SB 1191 (F))
Land Conservation Foundation Grant Applications, Criteria for Evaluation of; Report of Land Conservation Foundation Board of Trustees, and Department of Conservation and Recreation (Item 383H3, Chapter 4, 2004 Sp. I Acts). (HD 3)
Land Conservation Incentives Act; transfer of unused tax credits. (Patron-Johnson, HB 2788 (Chapter 846))
Landfills; distance from groundwater supply and required replacement of nontidal wetlands. Amending  10.1-1408.4 and 10.1-1408.5. (Patron-Abbitt, HB 2192 (Chapter 920); Morgan, HB 2923 (I) See HB2192)
Landfills; exempts certain from payment of annual fees. Amending 10.1-1402.1:1. (Patron-Chichester, SB 937 (F))
Motor vehicle emissions; Department of Environmental Quality to study costs and benefits of adopting air pollution standards in Northern Virginia. (Patron-Puller, SJR 283 (F))
Motor vehicles; regulating modification of exhaust systems to be within certain noise emission standard. Amending  46.2-1049. (Patron-Fralin, HB 2895 (F))
Natural Area Preservation Fund; addition of fees, lease proceeds, and funds accruing from use or management of state natural area preserves. Amending  10.1-215. (Patron-Dillard, HB 2212 (Chapter 94))
Natural cut Christmas trees; use in certain places of worship and apartment dwelling units. (Patron-Shannon, HB 1934 (I) See HB2936; Cline, HB 2936 (Chapter 442))
Natural resources; recovery of damages to State. Amending 2.2-510. (Patron-Stolle, SB 322 (CD))
Natural Resources, Foundation for; created, report. Adding 10.1-2135 through 10.1-2139. (Patron-Hanger, SB 1141 (Chapter 351))
Nonconforming billboard signs; historic districts and sensitive areas are excluded from maintenance and repair guidelines. Amending  33.1-370.2. (Patron-May, HB 2465 (F))
Nutrient management; state governmental entities that own or lease land upon which nutrients are applied to develop and implement plan. Adding  10.1-104.4. (Patron-Cox, HB 1790 (Chapter 65))
Nutrient Management Planning, Review of; Report of Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (HJR 72, 2004). (HD 20)
Nutrient removal technology or facilities; moneys to finance costs of design and installation thereof. Amending  10.1-2117, 10.1-2128, 10.1-2129, 10.1-2131 and 10.1-2132. (Patron-Williams, SB 810 (Chapter 704))
Open-space easements; restoration to prior condition. Amending 10.1-1703. (Patron-Deeds, SB 588 (CD))
Park fees; exemption. Amending  10.1-200.3. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 697 (F))
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 (CD))
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System; exempts certain facilities from annual maintenance fee. Amending  62.1-44.15:6. (Patron-Orrock, HB 2828 (F))
Pollutant loading allocations; adoption of nitrogen and phosphorous levels in Chesapeake Bay tributaries. Adding  62.1-44.15:02. (Patron-Whipple, SB 639 (CD))
Poultry waste; changes phosphorus application rates for nutrient management. Amending  62.1-44.17:1.1. (Patron-Cox, HB 1971 (Chapter 78))
Provision of Incentives to Preserve Private Landowners’ Forest Land; Report of Department of Forestry (SJR 75, 2004). (SD 3)
Public easements; provisions for relocation. Amending  15.2-2265. (Patron-Blevins, SB 926 (Chapter 937))
Recreational Facilities Authority; increases number of members of board of directors. Amending  10.1-1602. (Patron-Bell, SB 1253 (Chapter 768))
Soil and water conservation districts; duties of directors. Adding  10.1-529.1. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 1890 (Chapter 73))
Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Review and Analysis of Agricultural Water Quality Improvement Programs Delivered by; Report of Department of Conservation and Recreation (Item 382D2, Chapter 4, 2004 Sp. I Acts). (HD 46)
Soil Quality Improvement, Commission on; created, report. Adding 10.1-1027 through 10.1-1032. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 2290 (F))
Solid waste; exempts transportation thereof from Town of Tangier to landfill in Accomack County. Amending  10.1-1454.1. (Patron-Lewis, HB 1499 (Chapter 130); Rerras, SB 1176 (Chapter 232))
Solid waste; per ton fees for disposal. Adding  10.1-1413.3 and 10.1-1413.4. (Patron-Dillard, HB 1462 (CD))
Solid waste; program established to protect public health, etc. from improper disposal. Adding  10.1-1408.6. (Patron-Morgan, HB 2922 (F))
Solid Waste Management and Clean-up Fund; created, report. Adding  10.1-1413.3, 10.1-1413.4, 10.1-1413.5 and 10.1-1413.6. (Patron-Dillard, HB 1760 (F))
Solid waste management laws; enforcement thereof. Amending 10.1-1455. (Patron-Frederick, HB 1546 (Chapter 133))
Sport shooting ranges; certain specified criteria for localities. Amending  15.2-917. (Patron-Janis, HB 2282 (Chapter 544))
State park; Department of Conservation and Recreation to study feasibility of establishing along South Mayo and North Mayo Rivers in Henry County. (Patron-Armstrong, HJR 687 (F))
State Parks User Fee; Report of Department of Conservation and Recreation (Item 381 3, Chapter 4, 2004 Sp. I Acts). (HD 4)
State Police, Department of; conveyance of easement in Tazewell County to Earl J. Nipper. (Patron-Puckett, SB 943 (Chapter 220))
Stormwater; regulation of billing charges. Amending  15.2-2114. (Patron-Suit, HB 2450 (Chapter 313))
Stormwater management program; certain updates for Department of Conservation and Recreation’s authorities. Amending  2.2-4006, 2.2-4021, 10.1-107, 10.1-502, 10.1-603.4 and 10.1-603.12:2; adding  10.1-566.1. (Patron-Bryant, HB 2365 (Chapter 102))
Stream restoration and relocation projects; exempts certain natural channel design concepts from flow rate capacity and velocity requirements. Amending  10.1-560 and 10.1-561. (Patron-Rust, HB 2464 (Chapter 107))
Tourism Authority; to develop plan to promote historical destinations in anticipation of 400th anniversary of Jamestown Settlement. Amending  2.2-2318. (Patron-O’Brien, SB 1307 (Chapter 360))
Transportation enhancement projects; certain percentage of federal grants expended for environmental studies. Adding 33.1-223.2:14. (Patron-Hugo, HB 2093 (F))
Trees; increases local canopy requirements. Amending  15.2-961. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1479 (CD))
War of 1812, Society of; disbursement of funds for care of cemeteries and graves. Adding  10.1-2211.2. (Patron-Rust, HB 2798 (F))
Water quality improvement fee; imposition. Adding  10.1-2135. (Patron-Pollard, HB 1418 (CD))
Water Quality Improvement Fund; appropriations used from general fund to finance costs of design and installation of biological nutrient removal facilities. Amending  10.1-2117, 10.1-2128, 10.1-2129, 10.1-2131 and 10.1-2132. (Patron-Louderback, HB 2777 (Chapter 709); Quayle, SB 1235 (Chapter 707))
Water Quality Improvement Fund; changes several criteria for prioritizing requests for funding therefrom. Amending 10.1-2129 and 10.1-2131. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 2680 (F))
Water Quality Improvement Fund; requires moneys for financing cost of design and installation of biological nutrient removal facilities. Amending  10.1-2129. (Patron-Pollard, HB 2696 (F))
Watershed improvement districts; requires simple majority of votes cast to pass referendum held to create. Amending  10.1-619. (Patron-McDougle, HB 2902 (Chapter 128))
2005 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 06/23/05