HB 1279 Roanoke River Basin Bi-State Commission created, annual reports.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Virginia Roanoke River Basin Advisory Committee and the Roanoke River Basin Bi-State Commission. Establishes the Virginia Roanoke River Basin Advisory Committee and the Roanoke River Basin Bi-State Commission. The Roanoke River Basin Bi-State Commission is composed of 18 members, with nine members representing Virginia and nine members representing North Carolina. The Virginia delegation to the Bi-State Commission includes two members of the Senate and four members of the House of Delegates, whose districts include a portion of the Roanoke River Basin, and three members of the Virginia Roanoke River Basin Advisory. State and federal legislators from both states, who are not appointed to the Commission, may be nonvoting, ex-officio members of the Commission. All persons appointed to the Commission must live within the Basin's watershed. The Commission has no regulatory authority. Its purposes include: (i) providing guidance and making recommendations to local, state and federal legislative and administrative bodies on the use, stewardship, and enhancement of the water and other natural resources within the Basin; (ii) providing a forum for discussion of issues affecting the Basin’s water quality, water quantity, and natural resources; (iii) promoting communication, coordination, and education among stakeholders; (iv) identifying Basin-related problems and recommending solutions; and (v) undertake studies and prepare, publish, and disseminate information through reports, and other communications, related to water quantity, water quality and other natural resources of the Basin.

The Virginia Roanoke River Basin Advisory Committee is composed of the six legislative members of the Virginia delegation to the Bi-State Commission, eleven persons selected by the six legislative members from among a pool of candidates recommended by the local planning district commissions within the Roanoke River Basin, and the Virginia member of the U.S. House of Representatives, whose district includes the largest portion of the Basin. The advisory committee will advise and assist the Virginia delegation to the Bi-State Commission in performing its duties.

This bill also provides that (i) provisions pertaining to the State of North Carolina will become effective upon the enactment of comparable legislation by the North Carolina General Assembly; (ii) the Virginia Roanoke River Basin Advisory Committee may organize and commence its work, notwithstanding any inaction by the State of North Carolina; and (iii) the Virginia Roanoke River Basin Advisory Committee will assume the powers and duties of the Bi-State Commission, if the General Assembly of North Carolina fails to enact or repeals legislation creating the Roanoke River Basin Bi-State Commission.

Full text:
01/18/02  House: Presented & ordered printed 022187770  pdf | impact statement
02/11/02  House: Committee substitute printed 021909770-H1  pdf | impact statement
03/01/02  Senate: Committee substitute printed 020573770-S1  pdf | impact statement
03/12/02  House: Conference substitute printed 021932770-H2  pdf
03/15/02  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1279ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/08/02  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0657)  pdf

Amendments:
Conference amendments

Status:
01/18/02  House: Presented & ordered printed 022187770
01/18/02  House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/30/02  House: Reported from Agr., Chesapeake & Natural Res. (22-Y 0-N)
01/30/02  House: Referred to Committee on Rules
02/10/02  House: Reported from Rules with substitute (16-Y 0-N)
02/11/02  House: Committee substitute printed 021909770-H1
02/11/02  House: Read first time
02/12/02  House: Constitutional readings dispensed
02/12/02  House: Committee substitute agreed to 021909770-H1
02/12/02  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute 021909770-H1
02/12/02  House: Passed House (94-Y 0-N)
02/12/02  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 0-N)
02/12/02  House: Communicated to Senate
02/13/02  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/02  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rules
03/01/02  Senate: Reported from Rules with substitute (10-Y 0-N)
03/01/02  Senate: Committee substitute printed 020573770-S1
03/04/02  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/02  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/02  Senate: Read third time
03/05/02  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
03/05/02  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 020573770-S1
03/05/02  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute 020573770-S1
03/05/02  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)
03/05/02  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (39-Y 0-N)
03/05/02  Senate: Rec. of Sen. passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/05/02  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER R (39-Y 0-N)
03/05/02  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)
03/05/02  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (39-Y 0-N)
03/06/02  House: Placed on Calendar
03/06/02  House: Senate substitute rejected by House (2-Y 96-N)
03/06/02  House: VOTE: REJECTED (2-Y 96-N)
03/07/02  Senate: Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/02  Senate: VOTE: INSIST & REQUEST (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/02  Senate: Senate requested conference committee
03/07/02  House: House acceded to request
03/07/02  House: Conferees appointed by House
03/07/02  House: Delegates: Hogan, Howell, Jones, J.C.
03/07/02  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
03/07/02  Senate: Senators: Ruff, Hawkins, Puckett
03/09/02  Senate: Reading of conference report waived
03/09/02  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/09/02  Senate: VOTE: CONF. COMMITTEE RPT. (40-Y 0-N)
03/09/02  House: Conference report agreed to by House (94-Y 4-N)
03/09/02  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 4-N)
03/12/02  House: Conference substitute printed 021932770-H2
03/15/02  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1279ER)
03/18/02  House: Enrolled
03/18/02  House: Signed by Speaker
03/19/02  Senate: Signed by President
04/06/02  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 657 (effective 7/1/02)
04/08/02  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0657)