SB 810 Water Quality Improvement Fund; grants for biological nutrient removal technology.
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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 1235 and HB 2777.

Full text:
01/10/05  Senate: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 051645848  pdf | impact statement
02/02/05  Senate: Printed as engrossed 051645848-E  pdf | impact statement
02/16/05  House: Committee substitute printed 050001848-H1  pdf
02/26/05  Senate: Conference substitute printed 050007848-S1  pdf
03/07/05  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB810ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/04/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0704)  pdf

Senate amendments
Conference amendments

01/10/05  Senate: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 051645848
01/10/05  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/31/05  Senate: Reported from A. C. & N. R. w/amds (13-Y 0-N)
02/01/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/01/05  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/05  Senate: Read second time
02/02/05  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/02/05  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/02/05  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended SB810E
02/02/05  Senate: Printed as engrossed 051645848-E
02/03/05  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/03/05  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (39-Y 0-N)
02/03/05  Senate: Communicated to House
02/08/05  House: Placed on Calendar
02/08/05  House: Read first time
02/08/05  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 050001848-H1
02/17/05  House: Read second time
02/18/05  House: Read third time
02/18/05  House: Committee substitute agreed to 050001848-H1
02/18/05  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB810H1
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 (0-Y 39-N)
02/22/05  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENT (0-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: Williams, Quayle, Hanger
02/24/05  House: Conferees appointed by House
02/24/05  House: Delegates: Louderback, Cox, Pollard
02/26/05  Senate: Conference substitute printed 050007848-S1
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 (96-Y 0-N)
02/26/05  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
03/07/05  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB810ER)
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 704 (effective 7/1/05)
04/04/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0704)