SB 460 Roanoke River Basin Bi-State Commission; created.
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Summary as enacted with Governor's Recommendation: (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 Virginia Roanoke River Basin Advisory Committee will advise and assist the Virginia delegation to the Roanoke River Basin Bi-State Commission in the performance of its duties. The advisory committee is composed of two members of the Senate and four members of the House of Delegates, whose districts include a part of the Virginia portion of the Roanoke River Basin; the Virginia member of the U.S. House of Representatives, whose district includes the largest portion of the Basin or his designee, if he elects to serve on the advisory committee; 11 members selected by the legislative members of the advisory committee such that two are chosen from recommendations of each of the following: the Central Virginia Planning District Commission, the West Piedmont Planning District Commission, the Southside Planning District Commission, the Piedmont Planning District Commission, and the Roanoke Valley Alleghany Planning District Commission; and one member selected by the legislative members of the advisory committee from among recommendations submitted by the New River Valley Planning District Commission. All persons recommended by the planning district commissions to serve as members of the advisory committee must reside within the Basin's watershed, represent the diversity of interests in the jurisdictions comprising the respective planning district commissions, and demonstrate interest, experience, or expertise in water-related Basin issues. In addition, persons appointed to the advisory committee to represent the interests of the State of North Carolina will serve as non-voting ex officio members.

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 the six legislative members of the advisory committee and three nonlegislative members of the advisory committee appointed by the Governor. State and federal legislators from both states, whose districts include a portion of the Roanoke River Basin who are not appointed to the Commission, may serve as 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.

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, upon the effective date of this act; 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.

This bill is almost identical to HB 1279 except that the membership of the advisory committee is established first and compensation is provided for the legislative members of the advisory committee.

Full text:
01/09/02  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/09/02 022181436  pdf | impact statement
02/06/02  Senate: Committee substitute printed 020565436-S1  pdf | impact statement
03/04/02  House: Committee substitute printed 021928436-H1  pdf
03/12/02  Senate: Conference substitute printed 021930436-S2  pdf
03/15/02  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB460ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/09/02  Senate: Governor's substitute printed 021938436-S3  pdf
04/17/02  Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB460ER2)  pdf
04/18/02  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0843)  pdf

Amendments:
Conference amendments
Governor's recommendation

Status:
01/09/02  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/09/02 022181436
01/09/02  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rules
02/05/02  Senate: Reported from Rules with substitute (9-Y 0-N)
02/06/02  Senate: Committee substitute printed 020565436-S1
02/07/02  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/07/02  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
02/08/02  Senate: Read second time
02/08/02  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/08/02  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 020565436-S1
02/08/02  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute 020565436-S1
02/11/02  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/11/02  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
02/11/02  Senate: Communicated to House
02/18/02  House: Placed on Calendar
02/18/02  House: Read first time
02/18/02  House: Referred to Committee on Rules
03/01/02  House: Reported from Rules with substitute (17-Y 0-N)
03/04/02  House: Committee substitute printed 021928436-H1
03/04/02  House: Read second time
03/05/02  House: Read third time
03/05/02  House: Committee substitute agreed to 021928436-H1
03/05/02  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute 021928436-H1
03/05/02  House: Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/05/02  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
03/06/02  Senate: House substitute rejected by Senate (3-Y 37-N)
03/06/02  Senate: VOTE: REJECTED HOUSE AMENDMENT (3-Y 37-N)
03/07/02  House: House insisted on substitute
03/07/02  House: House requested conference committee
03/07/02  Senate: Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N)
03/07/02  Senate: VOTE: ACCEDE CONF. COMM. (39-Y 0-N)
03/07/02  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
03/07/02  Senate: Senators: Ruff, Hawkins, Puckett
03/07/02  House: Conferees appointed by House
03/07/02  House: Delegates: Hogan, Howell, Jones, J.C.
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: Passed by temporarily
03/09/02  House: Conference report agreed to by House (95-Y 3-N)
03/09/02  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 3-N)
03/12/02  Senate: Conference substitute printed 021930436-S2
03/15/02  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB460ER)
03/18/02  Senate: Enrolled
03/18/02  House: Signed by Speaker
03/19/02  Senate: Signed by President
04/08/02  Senate: Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/09/02  Senate: Governor's substitute printed 021938436-S3
04/17/02  Senate: Placed on Calendar
04/17/02  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation (40-Y 0-N)
04/17/02  Senate: VOTE: ADOPT GOV. RECOMM. (40-Y 0-N)
04/17/02  House: House concurred in Gov's recommendation (99-Y 0-N)
04/17/02  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N)
04/17/02  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
04/17/02  Senate: Reenrolled
04/17/02  Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB460ER2)
04/17/02  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
04/17/02  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/17/02  House: Enacted, Chapter 843 (effective 7/1/02)
04/18/02  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0843)