HB 2777 Retail Sales and Use Tax; increased, creates Water Quality Improvement Restricted Use Fund.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
 Capitalizing the Water Quality Improvement Fund.  Appropriates $50 million from the general fund to the Water Improvement Quality Fund on July 1, 2005.  The money is to be used solely to finance the costs of design and installation of biological nutrient removal facilities or other nutrient removal technologies at publicly-owned sewage systems.  In addition, beginning July 1, 2005, the annual appropriations to the Fund provided from the 10 percent general fund surplus and the 10 percent of any unreserved general fund year-end balance will have a different distribution formula.  Seventy percent of these moneys will be allocated to the Department of Conservation and Recreation to be used for the implementation of best management practices that reduce nitrogen and phosphorous nonpoint source pollution, and 30 percent will be allocated to the Department of Environmental Quality to make grants to significant dischargers and to treatment works that utilize the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act, to design and install state-of-the-art nutrient removal technology. The amount of financing available to the treatment facility for point source nutrient removal technologies, whether the source of funding is the 10 percent surplus and 10 percent unexpended balance, or the $50 million appropriation, will depend on the financial need of the community, which will be determined by comparing the annual sewer charges expended within the service area to the reasonable sewer costs established for the community.

The bill also directs the chairman of the committees of oversight to develop recommendations for a permanent source of funding that will clean up the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, as well as other impaired waters outside the Bay watershed.  This bill is identical to SB 810 and SB 1235.

Full text:
01/14/05  House: Presented & ordered printed 051666468  pdf | impact statement
02/05/05  House: Committee substitute printed 051687384-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/16/05  Senate: Committee substitute printed 051698384-S1  pdf
02/16/05  Senate: Committee substitute printed 054691384-S2  pdf
02/26/05  House: Conference substitute printed 050006384-H2  pdf
03/07/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2777ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/04/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0709)  pdf

Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed
Conference amendments

01/14/05  House: Presented & ordered printed 051666468
01/14/05  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/18/05  House: Assigned to App. sub-committee: Natural Resources
02/04/05  House: Reported from Appropriations with sub (23-Y 0-N)
02/05/05  House: Committee substitute printed 051687384-H1
02/05/05  House: Read first time
02/07/05  House: Read second time
02/07/05  House: Committee substitute agreed to 051687384-H1
02/07/05  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2777H1
02/08/05  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/05  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/05  House: Communicated to Senate
02/09/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/05  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/14/05  Senate: Reported from A. C. & N. R. w/sub (14-Y 0-N)
02/14/05  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
02/16/05  Senate: Committee substitute printed 051698384-S1
02/16/05  Senate: Committee substitute printed 054691384-S2
02/16/05  Senate: Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/17/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/05  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
02/18/05  Senate: Read third time
02/18/05  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/18/05  Senate: Committee substitute rejected 051698384-S1
02/18/05  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/18/05  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 054691384-S2
02/18/05  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/18/05  Senate: Amendment by Sen. Quayle agreed to
02/18/05  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/21/05  Senate: Read third time
02/21/05  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/21/05  Senate: Amendment by Sen. Williams withdrawn
02/21/05  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/21/05  Senate: Amendment #1 by Sen. Williams agreed to
02/21/05  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/21/05  Senate: Amendment #2 by Sen. Williams agreed to
02/21/05  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - com. sub. w/amds HB2777S2
02/21/05  Senate: Passed Senate with sub. w/amds. (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/05  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/05  House: Placed on Calendar
02/23/05  House: Senate sub. w/amds. rejected by House (3-Y 94-N)
02/23/05  House: VOTE: REJECTED (3-Y 94-N)
02/24/05  Senate: Senate insisted on sub. w/amds. (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/05  Senate: VOTE: INSIST & REQUEST (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/05  Senate: Senate requested conference committee
02/24/05  House: House acceded to request
02/24/05  House: Conferees appointed by House
02/24/05  House: Delegates: Louderback, Cox, Pollard
02/24/05  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
02/24/05  Senate: Senators: Quayle, Williams, Whipple
02/26/05  House: Conference substitute printed 050006384-H2
02/26/05  House: Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/26/05  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
02/26/05  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/26/05  Senate: VOTE: CONF. COMMITTEE RPT. (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2777ER)
03/09/05  House: Enrolled
03/09/05  House: Signed by Speaker
03/11/05  Senate: Signed by President
03/24/05  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 709 (effective 7/1/05)
04/04/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0709)