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(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over from 2008 Session (CD) Carried over from 2008 session but died in committee on or before December 4th


Alcoholic mixed beverages; ABC Board to grant annual special events licenses to local governments for use in historic buildings. Amending  4.1-210. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 2013 (F); Ebbin, HB 2014 (F))
Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects, Board for; licensure of landscape architects. Amending  10.1-560, 13.1-543, 13.1-549, 13.1-553, 13.1-1102, 13.1-1111, 15.2-851, 15.2-2263, 54.1-400, 54.1-401, 54.1-402.2, 54.1-403, 54.1-404.2, 54.1-405, 54.1-409, 54.1-410, 54.1-411, and 54.1-2201. (Patron-Watkins, SB 940 (Chapter 309))
Baylor Grounds; removes Marine Resources authority to grant easement for natural gas pipeline. Amending Chapter 50, 2007 Acts. (Patron-Jones, HB 2213 (Chapter 369))
Bland County; State to convey an easement across certain property therein along Route 665. (Patron-Puckett, SB 421 (CD))
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 (CD))
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 (CD))
Certification of stormwater development property; Department of Conservation and Recreation to certify for primary purpose of abating or preventing pollution. Amending  58.1-3660.1. (Patron-Plum, HB 1930 (Chapter 350))
Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act; stormwater regulations. Amending 10.1-2103. (Patron-Wagner, SB 984 (F))
Clean Water Farm Award Program; identifies types of agricultural best management practices that a farmer can implement to be eligible to receive award. Amending  10.1-104.3. (Patron-Lewis, HB 1925 (Chapter 349))
Coal combustion by-products; use, reuse, or reclamation in a flood plain. Adding  10.1-1402.02. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HB 1918 (Chapter 348); Edwards, SB 865 (Chapter 498))
Compact fluorescent light bulbs; Department of Environmental Quality to study environmental impact of expanded use in residential sector. (Patron-Poindexter, HJR 713 (F))
Confederate cemeteries and graves; adds Skinquarter Baptist Church Cemetery in Chesterfield County and McKenzie Cemetery in Grayson County to list receiving funds from Department of Historic Resources for care of such graves. Amending  10.1-2211. (Patron-Carrico, HB 1652 (Chapter 53))
Conservation and Recreation, Department of; power to establish non-competitively procured contracts with non-profit organizations that wish to conduct revenue producing activities. Amending  10.1-104. (Patron-Lohr, HB 2602 (Chapter 392))
Conservation and Recreation, Department of; purchasing certain abandoned railroad rights-of-way. Amending  10.1-104. (Patron-Fralin, HB 2598 (F))
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 (CD))
Constitutional amendment; tax exemptions for buildings constructed or designed to conserve energy and natural resources (first reference). Amending Section 6 of Article X. (Patron-Petersen, SJR 332 (Chapter 778))
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 (CD))
Easements; injury to servient estate. Amending  55-50.1. (Patron-Hogan, HB 2536 (F))
Electricity; State Corporation Commission to conduct a proceeding to determine appropriate energy conservation and demand response targets that can be accomplished through demand-side management programs, etc., report. Adding  10.1-1307.02. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 2531 (Chapter 752); Wagner, SB 1348 (Chapter 855))
Electronic meetings by Air Pollution Control Board and State Water Control Board; shall be held in compliance with Freedom of Information Act. Amending  10.1-1322.01 and 62.1-44.15:02. (Patron-Houck, SB 1317 (Chapter 627))
Ethanol production; requests U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to grant temporary waiver from Renewable Fuel Standard under Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 621 (F))
Forester, State; right of entry to inspect any forest lands. Amending  10.1-1113. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 308 (CD))
Forestry permits; State Forester may require person who fishes, rides mountain bikes, or rides horses, etc., to obtain. Amending  10.1-1152. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1473 (Chapter 297))
Fossil fuel; requires solid waste permit when using unamended coal combustion waste as land cover for recreational facilities or for land contouring. Adding  10.1-1408.1:1. (Patron-Bouchard, HB 2419 (F))
Golden Age Card Program; Department of Conservation and Recreation to establish. Adding  10.1-202.2. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 378 (CD))
Greenhouse gas emissions; State Air Pollution Control Board to adopt regulations requiring reporting thereof. Amending 10.1-1300; adding  10.1-1329, 10.1-1330, and 33.1-223.2:21. (Patron-Vanderhye, HB 2202 (F); Whipple, SB 1145 (F))
Highway noise abatement; Transportation Board or VDOT to plan therefor when undertaking highway construction or improvement project. Adding  33.1-223.2:21. (Patron-May, HB 2577 (Chapter 120))
Hunting permit, special; issued to patients from veterans or military hospitals. Amending  29.1-312. (Patron-Merricks, HB 1618 (Chapter 5); Cole, HB 1666 (I) See HB1618)
Land Conservation Fund; adds public access parkland to uses for which money must be spent. Amending  10.1-1020; adding 10.1-1022.2. (Patron-Ticer, SB 1115 (F))
Land exchange; authorizes an exchange of parcels of land between Department of Conservation and Recreation and Department of Forestry. (Patron-Ruff, SB 1371 (Chapter 689))
Land preservation; increases cap on aggregate amount of tax credits. Amending  58.1-512. (Patron-Vogel, SB 1259 (F))
Land preservation tax credit; conveyance for public parks or public recreational facilities. Amending  58.1-511 and 58.1-512. (Patron-Ticer, SB 838 (F))
Land preservation tax credit; conveyance for public parks, recreational areas, or trails. Amending  58.1-512. (Patron-Ticer, SB 641 (CD))
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 (CD))
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 (CD))
Land preservation tax credit; reduces amount that may be claimed for each of taxable years 2009 and 2010. Amending  58.1-512. (Patron-Brink, HB 1891 (Chapter 12); Colgan, SB 986 (Chapter 510))
Landfills; prohibits those publicly owned from accepting recyclable construction and demolition debris. Amending  10.1-1408.1. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1548 (CD))
Litter Control and Recycling Fund; limits awarding of grants to localities whose litter prevention and recycling grant applications meet criteria established by Department of Environmental Quality. Amending  10.1-1422 and 10.1-1422.01; repealing  10.1-1422.05. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 1973 (Chapter 409))
Littering; when matter illegally dumped or ejected from a motor vehicle, in addition to criminal penalty, person shall be ordered to perform community service. Amending  33.1-346; repealing  33.1-346.1. (Patron-Smith, SB 1224 (F))
Lyndhurst Station; recognized for its distinctive and historic place in State history. (Patron-Landes, HJR 722 (P))
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 (CD))
Marine Resources Commission; authorized to grant easements and rights-of-way across beds of Elizabeth River to VDOT for improvement of Midtown Tunnel. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SB 1479 (Chapter 298))
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 (CD))
Natural Resources Commitment Fund; Department of Conservation and Recreation shall provide Governor with annual funding needed. Amending  10.1-546.1 and 10.1-2128.1. (Patron-Landes, HB 2351 (Chapter 209); Whipple, SB 1050 (Chapter 263))
Nonprofit corporation; authorizes Foundation for Virginia’s Natural Resources to establish. Adding  10.1-2140. (Patron-Hanger, SB 1026 (Chapter 600))
Notice of election of district directors; posted in a prominent location at each district office 30 days before filing date. Amending  10.1-523. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 1324 (Chapter 629))
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 (CD))
Ohio Valley Water Sanitation Commission; replaces one of three commissioners with Director of Department of Conservation and Recreation. Amending  62.1-73. (Patron-Bowling, HB 2283 (Chapter 467))
Open-Space Lands Preservation Trust Fund; removes requirement to have an additional local coholder of conservation easements when grants are used to mitigate costs. Amending  10.1-1801.1. (Patron-Hanger, SB 1024 (Chapter 599))
Plastic bags; bans use thereof by retailers at point of sale unless designed and manufactured for multiple reuse. Adding 10.1-1415.3. (Patron-Morrissey, HB 1814 (F); Ticer, SB 873 (F))
Plastic bags; requires that, effective January 1, 2010, certain stores provide on-premises recycling therefor. Adding 10.1-1425.39 through 10.1-1425.42. (Patron-Blevins, SB 971 (F))
Preservation of historical sites and architectural areas; local governing bodies may include in ordinances to establish. Amending  15.2-2306. (Patron-Blevins, SB 1416 (Chapter 290))
Public service corporations; prohibits acquiring by condemnation proceedings land or interest therein that is subject to a conservation easement. Amending  56-49. (Patron-Stuart, SB 908 (F))
Purchase of land by Department of Forestry; proceeds derived from properties used for nonstate forest purposes acquired are not subject to distribution to those localities in which properties are located. Amending  10.1-1107. (Patron-Knight, HB 2566 (Chapter 43))
Rail and Public Transportation, Department of (DRPT), etc.; develop process to coordinate and evaluate public recreational access and safety issues. (Patron-Fralin, HB 2088 (Chapter 458))
Real estate and personal property taxes; exempts certain pollution control equipment and facilities. Amending  58.1-3660. (Patron-Purkey, HB 2084 (Chapter 671))
Rechargeable battery recycling; authorizes localities to ban disposal of certain in any waste-to-energy or solid waste disposal facility. Adding  10.1-1425.39. (Patron-Plum, HB 2177 (Chapter 365))
Recreational Facilities Authority; delays reversion of title to real property to State, in event that Authority ceases to operate a project. Amending Chapter 655, 2008 Acts. (Patron-Fralin, HB 1831 (Chapter 739))
Recycling reports; a solid waste planning unit shall not be required to submit until July 1, 2012. Amending  10.1-1411. (Patron-Byron, HB 2649 (F))
Renewable energy projects; Department of Environmental Quality to develop a permit by rule for construction and operation of certain electrical generation facilities. Amending  56-46.1 and 56-580; adding  10.1-1197.5, 10.1-1197.6, and 10.1-1197.7. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1194 (I) See SB1347)
Residential onsite sewage systems; replacement or modification thereof to include nitrogen removal capabilities. Amending 10.1-2132 and 32.1-164. (Patron-Ticer, SB 1509 (Chapter 695))
Residential Property Disclosure Act; disclosure of stormwater detention facilities. Amending  55-519. (Patron-Shannon, HB 1856 (Chapter 641); Petersen, SB 454 (CD))
Rivanna Scenic River; expands to include length of waterway from South Fork Rivanna River reservoir to junction with James River. Amending  10.1-416. (Patron-Deeds, SB 957 (Chapter 541))
Silvicultural activities; State Forester to enter and inspect lands to determine whether activity is causing pollution. Amending 10.1-1181.2. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 1295 (Chapter 572))
Small renewable energy projects; Department of Environmental Quality to develop permit by rule for construction and operation thereof. Amending  56-46.1 and 56-580; adding  10.1-1197.5 through 10.1-1197.11. (Patron-Hogan, HB 2175 (Chapter 808); Wagner, SB 1347 (Chapter 854))
Small Wind Energy Projects; Department of Environmental Quality shall develop procedure permitting construction and operation thereof. Amending  56-46.1 and 56-580; adding  10.1-1197.5, 10.1-1197.6, 10.1-1197.7, 58.1-439.12:03, and 58.1-3661. (Patron-Miller, J.H., HB 2525 (F))
Soil and water conservation district directors; notice of election. Amending  10.1-523. (Patron-Jones, HB 2218 (Chapter 370))
Solid waste disclosure statements; eliminates requirement applicants for permits provide social security numbers of their key personnel. Amending  10.1-1400. (Patron-Nichols, HB 2255 (Chapter 27))
State park funds; transfers all moneys in State Park Operated Concessions Fund to State Park Conservation Resources Fund. Amending  10.1-107 and 10.1-202. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 1361 (Chapter 856))
State parks; establishes a Disabled Veteran’s Passport for disabled persons for free entry and discounted services. Adding 10.1-202.2. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1198 (Chapter 560))
Stormwater; requires localities to regulate. Amending  15.2-2114. (Patron-Wagner, SB 982 (Chapter 703))
Stormwater control and water or waste systems; allows Governor, at request of an authority, to disclaim any and all rights, title, etc., of State in and to lands used therefor. Amending 15.2-5146. (Patron-Saslaw, SB 1471 (Chapter 861))
Stormwater management; Soil and Water Conservation Board to adopt regulations that provide for evaluation and potential inclusion of innovative control technologies. Amending  10.1-603.4. (Patron-Ticer, SB 1114 (Chapter 709))
Stormwater management programs; establishment by localities. Amending  10.1-603.3. (Patron-Bulova, HB 1991 (Chapter 18))
Stormwater offsets; authorizes permit-issuing authorities to allow permit holders to comply with nonpoint nutrient runoff water quality criteria. Adding  10.1-603.8:1. (Patron-Abbitt, HB 2168 (Chapter 364))
Subdivision roadways; conveys through quitclaim any interest of Department of Conservation and Recreation may have in Stafford County. (Patron-Stuart, SB 975 (Chapter 702))
Telegraph or telephone companies, etc.; not required to accept franchise, easement, etc., that restrict services that may be legally offered thereby. Amending  56-463. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 1649 (Chapter 331))
Television Waste Recycling Act; established. Adding  10.1-1425.27 through 10.1-1425.41. (Patron-Plum, HB 1533 (CD))
Transportation Plan; to include quantifiable measures and achievable goals relating to greenhouse gas emissions. Amending  33.1-23.03. (Patron-Whipple, SB 233 (CD))
Trees; replacement during development process in certain localities. Amending  15.2-961. (Patron-Lucas, SB 166 (CD))
Waste Management Board; permit issuance process. Amending 10.1-1401, 10.1-1402, 10.1-1408.1, 10.1-1408.4, 10.1-1408.5, 10.1-1409, 10.1-1426, and 10.1-1427; adding  10.1-1408.6. (Patron-Morgan, HB 2469 (F))
Waste Management Plan; requires Department of Environmental Quality to prepare. (Patron-Ticer, SB 930 (F))
2009 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 06/03/09