SB 1235 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 HB 2777.

Full text:
01/14/05  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 051668844  pdf | impact statement
02/03/05  Senate: Committee substitute printed 052983800-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/16/05  House: Committee substitute printed 051697800-H1  pdf
02/26/05  Senate: Conference substitute printed 050008800-S2  pdf
03/07/05  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1235ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/04/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0707)  pdf

Amendments:
Conference amendments

Status:
01/14/05  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 051668844
01/14/05  Senate: Referred to Committee on Finance
02/02/05  Senate: Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/03/05  Senate: Committee substitute printed 052983800-S1
02/03/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/03/05  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
02/04/05  Senate: Read second time
02/04/05  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/04/05  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 052983800-S1
02/04/05  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1235S1
02/07/05  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/05  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/05  Senate: Communicated to House
02/09/05  House: Placed on Calendar
02/09/05  House: Read first time
02/09/05  House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/16/05  House: Reported from A., C. & N. R. w/substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/16/05  House: Committee substitute printed 051697800-H1
02/17/05  House: Read second time
02/18/05  House: Read third time
02/18/05  House: Committee substitute agreed to 051697800-H1
02/18/05  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1235H1
02/18/05  House: Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/18/05  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/22/05  Senate: House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 39-N)
02/22/05  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENT (1-Y 39-N)
02/23/05  House: House insisted on substitute
02/23/05  House: House requested conference committee
02/24/05  Senate: Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/05  Senate: VOTE: ACCEDE CONF. COMM. (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/05  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
02/24/05  Senate: Senators: Quayle, Hanger, Howell
02/24/05  House: Conferees appointed by House
02/24/05  House: Delegates: Louderback, Cox, Pollard
02/26/05  Senate: Conference substitute printed 050008800-S2
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)
02/26/05  House: Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/26/05  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
03/07/05  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1235ER)
03/09/05  Senate: Enrolled
03/09/05  House: Signed by Speaker
03/11/05  Senate: Signed by President
03/24/05  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 707 (effective 7/1/05)
04/04/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0707)