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CONSERVATION

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over to 2009 Session


Abandoned railroad corridors; allows Department of Conservation and Recreation to acquire. Amending  10.1-104. (Patron-Fralin, HB 260 (F))
Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of; revising and recodifying laws pertaining to Agriculture, Animal Care, and Food. Amending  2.2-203.3 and 15.2-902; adding  3.2-100 through 3.2-1011, 3.2-1100 through 3.2-3111, 3.2-3200 through 3.2-5000, 3.2-5100 through 3.2-5820, 3.2-5900 through 3.2-6590, and 10.1-217.1 through 10.1-217.6; repealing  3.1-1 through 3.1-1114.1 and 10.1-559.1 through 10.1-559.11. (Patron-Landes, HB 1331 (Chapter 860))
Agritourism and marine tourism; activity liability. Amending 3.1-796.137, 3.1-796.138, and 3.1-796.139. (Patron-Lewis, HB 661 (F))
Air emissions; operators of major stationary sources of air pollution to comply with National Ambient Air Quality Standards. Adding  10.1-1308.1. (Patron-Hogan, HB 643 (F))
Alternative fuels and air emissions; no permit modifications are required if owner of industrial burner chooses to replace residual oil with processed animal fat, etc. Amending 10.1-1322.4. (Patron-Vogel, SB 748 (Chapter 282))
Arborists; regulation of titles. Adding  10.1-2140, 10.1-2141, and 10.1-2142. (Patron-Purkey, HB 913 (F))
Betterment loans; Director of Department of Environmental Quality to determine eligibility therefor. Adding  10.1-1185.1 and 32.1-165.1. (Patron-Poindexter, HB 1408 (F))
Bland County; State to convey an easement across certain property therein along Route 665. (Patron-Puckett, SB 421 (C))
Brownfields; Department of Environmental Quality to notify owners of neighboring properties when there is an application to participate in Voluntary Remediation Program. Adding 10.1-1232.1. (Patron-Herring, SB 752 (C))
Buildings, state-owned and occupied; use of compact fluorescent light bulbs, report. Adding  2.2-1131.2. (Patron-Poisson, HB 164 (F))
Business Assistance, Department of; abolished and transfers its duties to Economic Development Partnership. Amending  2.2-204, 2.2-205.1, 2.2-2238.1, 2.2-2282, 2.2-2284, 2.2-2413, 2.2-2414, 2.2-3705.6, 3.1-18.10, 10.1-1425.7, 15.2-4904, 23-135.7:7, 33.1-221, 36-139.6, 46.2-749.69:1, 58.1-439.6, 58.1-439.8, 63.2-601, and 63.2-610; adding  2.2-2246.1 through 2.2-2246.4; repealing  2.2-900 through 2.2-904.1. (Patron-Massie, HB 1522 (F))
Cap and trade system for NOx and SO2; Air Pollution Control Board may prohibit electric generating facilities located within specified nonattainment areas. Amending  10.1-1328. (Patron-Wagner, SB 712 (C))
Cathode ray tubes; prohibits disposal thereof in waste-to-energy or solid waste disposal facility. Amending  10.1-1425.26. (Patron-Plum, HB 343 (Chapter 12))
Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act; ordinance appeals. Amending 10.1-2109. (Patron-Pogge, HB 528 (Chapter 15))
Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act; redefines localities that are under jurisdiction. Amending  10.1-603.3 and 10.1-2101. (Patron-Martin, SB 386 (F))
Coal combustion byproduct; use, reuse, or reclamation in a flood plain. Adding  10.1-1402.02. (Patron-Edwards, SB 717 (F))
Computer Recovery and Recycling Act; adoption and implementation of recovery plan. Adding  10.1-1425.27 through 10.1-1425.38. (Patron-Plum, HB 344 (Chapter 541))
Constitutional amendment; localities to tax historical property on basis of its use value (first reference). Amending Section 2 of Article X. (Patron-Stuart, SJR 48 (C))
Dam break inundation zones; localities with authority to address development. Amending  10.1-603.17, 15.2-2224, 15.2-2235, 15.2-2241, 15.2-2258, 15.2-2283, 15.2-2284, and 55-519; adding  10.1-603.19:1, 10.1-606.2, 10.1-606.3, 10.1-606.4, 15.2-2243.1, and 15.2-2295.2; repealing  10.1-606.1. (Patron-Sherwood, HB 837 (Chapter 491))
Dams; exempts owners of those historically significant that do not present an imminent danger from having to correct deficiencies. Amending  10.1-609. (Patron-Norment, SB 594 (F))
Demolition of historic structures, cemeteries and graves; civil penalty. Amending  15.2-819 and 15.2-2306; adding 15.2-517.1. (Patron-Colgan, SB 766 (C))
Dishwashing detergents; bans use of phosphorus therein for household dishwashing machines. Amending  62.1-193.1 and 62.1-193.2. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 233 (Chapter 10); Plum, HB 341 (I) See HB233; Morgan, HB 822 (I) See HB233)
Endocrine disrupting compounds; Department of Environmental Quality to study effects on environment. (Patron-Bulova, HJR 171 (F))
Energy and Environment, Commission on; established, report. Adding  30-293 through 30-300. (Patron-Whipple, SB 464 (Chapter 882))
Energy electric generating facilities; Department of Environmental Quality to consult with other state agencies when considering environmental impact. Amending  10.1-1186.2:1. (Patron-Shannon, HB 1466 (F); Wagner, SB 321 (Chapter 528))
Energy generators; streamlined permitting process for those qualified. Adding  10.1-1308.1. (Patron-Merricks, HB 1443 (Chapter 258))
Environmental impact reports; exempts state or local authority from submission on major state projects. Amending  10.1-1188. (Patron-Suit, HB 1083 (I) See HB1259)
Environmental impact reports; required for any major state construction project over $500,000. Amending  10.1-1188. (Patron-Abbitt, HB 1116 (Chapter 225))
Environmental impact reports; requires county, city, or town to submit report on highway projects over $500,000. Amending 10.1-1188. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 1259 (Chapter 45); Miller, Y.B., SB 43 (Chapter 473))
Environmental Quality, Department of; authority of citizen boards. Amending  10.1-1301, 10.1-1307, 10.1-1401, 62.1-44.8, and 62.1-44.15. (Patron-Hogan, HB 650 (F))
Environmental Quality, Department of; authority to issue and enforce permits, etc. related to air and water pollution. Amending  10.1-1184, 10.1-1185, 10.1-1301, 10.1-1302, 10.1-1304, 10.1-1322, 10.1-1401, 62.1-44.8, 62.1-44.9, and 62.1-44.26; adding  10.1-1322.01, and 62.1-44.15:02. (Patron-Landes, HB 1332 (Chapter 557); Puckett, SB 423 (Chapter 276))
Environmental Quality, Department of; consolidation of various boards, increase of authority. Amending seventh enactment of Chapters 838 and 841, 2007 Acts. (Patron-Englin, HB 18 (F))
Environmental Quality, Department of; consolidation of various boards, increase of authority. Repealing Chapters 838 and 841, 2007 Acts. (Patron-Englin, HB 19 (F))
Erosion and sediment control plan; file specifications for stream restoration banks annually with Soil and Water Conservation Board. Amending  10.1-563. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 1552 (Chapter 23))
Forest firefighting by localities or volunteer fire or rescue; recovery of costs. Amending  10.1-1141. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 679 (Chapter 835))
Forest protection; increases annual amount a locality pays to State Forester therefor. Amending  10.1-1124. (Patron-Abbitt, HB 1115 (Chapter 254))
Forester, State; right of entry to inspect any forest lands. Amending  10.1-1113. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 308 (C))
Fossil fuel combustion products permit; requirements for applicant. Adding  10.1-1402.02. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HB 514 (F))
Glass containers; on-premises licensees required to recycle. Amending  4.1-103 and 10.1-1422.01; adding  10.1-1422.7. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1549 (F))
Golden Age Card Program; Department of Conservation and Recreation to establish. Adding  10.1-202.2. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 378 (C))
Greenhouse gas emissions; mandatory reporting. Amending 10.1-1300; adding  10.1-1329, 10.1-1330, and 33.1-223.2:18. (Patron-Vanderhye, HB 1230 (F); Whipple, SB 234 (F))
Greenhouse gas emissions; Secretary of Natural Resources to develop strategy to reduce. Adding  2.2-217.1. (Patron-Englin, HB 793 (F))
Hazardous materials; localities to prohibit initiation of new storage in floodplains. Adding  15.2-926.3. (Patron-Herring, SB 196 (F))
Hospitality-related services and functions; Department of Conservation and Recreation to study privatization. (Patron-Poisson, HJR 100 (F))
Housing loans and grants; localities may authorize those in designated conservation or rehabilitation districts. Amending 15.2-958. (Patron-Ware, O., HB 262 (Chapter 580))
Income tax, state; historic rehabilitation tax credit. Amending 58.1-339.2. (Patron-Cole, HB 1111 (F))
Lake Anna State Park; Department of Conservation and Recreation to grant easement across portion. (Patron-Houck, SB 303 (Chapter 271))
Land preservation tax credit; conveyance for public parks, recreational areas, or trails. Amending  58.1-512. (Patron-Ticer, SB 641 (C))
Land preservation tax credit; elimination of verification of conservation value. Amending  58.1-512. (Patron-Athey, HB 1283 (F))
Land preservation tax credit; elimination of verification of conservation value if grantee for donation is Outdoors Foundation. Amending  58.1-512. (Patron-Deeds, SB 259 (C))
Land preservation tax credit; establishes a process which properties are registered with Department of Taxation prior to tax credit allowed for a donation. Amending  58.1-512; adding 58.1-512.2. (Patron-Hanger, SB 744 (C))
Land preservation tax credit; taxpayer to give consent when a tax credit or other tax attribute has been transferred. Amending 58.1-1820, 58.1-1821, 58.1-1822, 58.1-1825, and 58.1-1826; adding  58.1-3.3 and 58.1-394.3. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 849 (Chapter 549))
Land preservation tax credit program; confidentiality of taxpayer information. Amending  58.1-3. (Patron-Lewis, HB 662 (Chapter 785))
Landfills; prohibits those publicly owned from accepting recyclable construction and demolition debris. Amending  10.1-1408.1. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1548 (C))
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED); Department of General Services to adopt standards for new state office buildings. (Patron-Plum, HJR 68 (F))
Littering; illegal dumping or disposal of unsightly matter from motor vehicle. Amending  33.1-346. (Patron-Nichols, HB 158 (F))
Machinery and tools taxation; exempts certified pollution control equipment and facilities. Amending  58.1-1101, 58.1-3507, and 58.1-3660. (Patron-Purkey, HB 124 (C))
Motor oil, used; annual survey of individual practices. Amending 10.1-1422.6. (Patron-Ticer, SB 648 (Chapter 646))
Natural resources; provides annual funding therefor. Amending 2.2-1514, 10.1-1020, 10.1-2128, 10.1-2129, 10.1-2130, 10.1-2132, 10.1-2133, 10.1-2134, and 58.1-512; adding  3.1-18.10:01, 10.1-2128.1, and 58.1-815.5. (Patron-Hanger, SB 470 (C))
Natural Resources Commitment Fund; created. Amending  2.2-1514, 10.1-2128, 10.1-2129, 10.1-2132, and 10.1-2134; adding 10.1-2128.1. (Patron-Landes, HB 1335 (Chapter 643); Whipple, SB 511 (Chapter 701))
Natural resources funding; allocates annually percentage of revenue generated by sales and use tax. Amending  2.2-1514, 10.1-2128, 10.1-2129, 10.1-2130, 10.1-2132, 10.1-2133, 10.1-2134, and 58.1-638; adding  3.1-18.10:01 and 10.1-2128.1. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 727 (F))
Nonpoint source pollution reduction; Governor and General Assembly to provide additional funding for activities. Amending 10.1-2128. (Patron-Bulova, HB 360 (Chapter 500); Hanger, SB 513 (Chapter 278))
North and South Mayo Rivers; designating portions thereof in Henry County as State scenic rivers. Adding  10.1-418.4 and 10.1-418.5. (Patron-Merricks, HB 455 (Chapter 14); Reynolds, SB 40 (Chapter 336))
Nutrient management training; voluntary program for commercial providers of lawn care or landscaping services to reduce nonpoint source pollution. Amending  10.1-104.2. (Patron-Marsden, HB 1567 (C))
Plastic bags; Department of Environmental Quality to study policies to mitigate negative effects on environment of those improperly disposed. (Patron-Barlow, HJR 169 (F); Quayle, SJR 82 (F))
Port Authority; Marine Resources Commission to grant easements and rights-of-way across and in beds of Hampton Roads Harbor. (Patron-Jones, S.C., HB 1125 (Chapter 734))
Public road easements; maintenance of certain roads not abandoned. Adding  55-50.3. (Patron-May, HB 1320 (Chapter 599))
Residential Property Disclosure Act; condition of real property to include evidence of presence of mold. Amending  55-519. (Patron-Bell, HB 997 (F))
Residential Property Disclosure Act; disclosure of storage tanks. Amending  55-519. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 1405 (F))
Residential Property Disclosure Act; disclosure of stormwater detention facilities. Amending  55-519. (Patron-Shannon, HB 962 (F); Petersen, SB 454 (C))
Residential Property Disclosure Act; property located within historic district. Amending  55-519, 55-520, 55-521, and 55-524; adding  55-519.2. (Patron-Oder, HB 1303 (F))
Resources Authority; authorized to finance park and recreation projects. Amending  62.1-198 and 62.1-199. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 723 (Chapter 3); Hanger, SB 473 (Chapter 238))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions include Energy Star-rated fluorescent light bulbs. Amending  58.1-609.1. (Patron-Englin, HB 686 (F))
Single lot development; developers to provide stormwater management. Amending  15.2-2242. (Patron-Shannon, HB 976 (F); Petersen, SB 457 (F))
Soil and water conservation districts; Attorney General to represent in any suits or actions. Amending  2.2-507 and 10.1-501. (Patron-Landes, HB 119 (Chapter 577))
State agencies; conveyance of easements. Amending  2.2-1151. (Patron-Bulova, HB 388 (Chapter 356))
State park employees; Department of Conservation and Recreation to lease private residential properties near state parks and then sublease thereto. Amending  10.1-109. (Patron-Plum, HB 1448 (Chapter 22))
Staunton River State Park; Department of Conservation and Recreation to grant easement across portion. (Patron-Ruff, SB 254 (Chapter 270))
Stormwater ordinances; authorizes localities classified as MS4 to enact. Adding  10.1-603.14:1. (Patron-Bulova, HB 392 (Chapter 13))
Television Waste Recycling Act; established. Adding  10.1-1425.27 through 10.1-1425.41. (Patron-Plum, HB 1533 (C))
Transportation Plan; to include quantifiable measures and achievable goals relating to greenhouse gas emissions. Amending  33.1-23.03. (Patron-Whipple, SB 233 (C))
Trees; conservation during land development process for air quality improvement. Adding  15.2-961.1. (Patron-Bulova, HB 1437 (Chapter 333); Ticer, SB 632 (F); Ticer, SB 710 (Chapter 711))
Trees; conservation thereof during development process for air quality improvement in localities. Adding  15.2-961.1. (Patron-Petersen, SB 448 (I) See SB710)
Trees; replacement during development process in certain localities. Amending  15.2-961. (Patron-Lucas, SB 166 (C))
Trees, state-owned; increases minimum threshold for sales thereof from state forests. Amending  10.1-1115. (Patron-Tyler, HB 1214 (Chapter 19))
Uniform Statewide Building Code; energy efficiency rating to be included in final inspection. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 418 (F))
Utility easements; conveyance thereof subject to condition is void if not used within 20 years. Amending  55-50.2. (Patron-Cole, HB 49 (F))
Water Quality Improvement Fund; Department of Environmental Quality to reimburse localities for costs of nutrient removal upgrades. Amending  10.1-1186.01. (Patron-Watkins, SB 690 (Chapter 572))
Water safety enforcement; Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to provide an enhanced enforcement effort on Smith Mountain Lake during summer months. Amending  29.1-739.2. (Patron-Newman, SB 765 (Chapter 535))
2008 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, and Resolutions - For additional information, please contact the House of Delegates Information and Public Relations Office, P. O. Box 406, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23218, telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 12/19/08