HB 710 Coal mining; right to use shell, void opened underground, etc., created by removal of coal.
Terry G. Kilgore | all patrons    ...    notes
| add to my profiles

Summary as enacted with Governor's Recommendation: (all summaries)

Use of mine voids.  Establishes the presumption that, unless specified by contract, the owner of the coal mineral estate retains the rights to extract any coal remaining in place and to use an underground void for any activity related to the removal of coal from the subject property or other properties. No injunction shall be allowed to prevent such uses where the void is governed by a mine permit. Where the void is located within a sealed mine for which a mining permit no longer exists, the owner of the coal mineral estate must pay reasonable compensation for the consent of the void's owner, and the void's owner may not unreasonably withhold such consent.

Full text:
01/11/12  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101205D  pdf | impact statement
02/10/12  House: Printed as engrossed 12101205D-E  pdf | impact statement
03/01/12  Senate: Committee substitute printed 12105796D-S1  pdf | impact statement
03/06/12  Senate: Floor substitute printed 12105954D-S2 (Stuart)  pdf | impact statement
03/10/12  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB710ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/09/12  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0695)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
Senate amendments rejected

Status:
01/11/12  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101205D
01/11/12  House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/23/12  House: Assigned ACNRsub: Natural Resources
02/01/12  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/08/12  House: Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendments (18-Y 4-N)
02/09/12  House: Read first time
02/10/12  House: Read second time
02/10/12  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/10/12  House: Engrossed by House as amended HB710E
02/10/12  House: Printed as engrossed 12101205D-E
02/13/12  House: Read third time and passed House (78-Y 20-N)
02/13/12  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (78-Y 20-N)
02/14/12  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/12  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
03/01/12  Senate: Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (8-Y 7-N)
03/01/12  Senate: Committee substitute printed 12105796D-S1
03/05/12  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
03/06/12  Senate: Read third time
03/06/12  Senate: Committee substitute rejected 12105796D-S1
03/06/12  Senate: Amendment by Senator Hanger withdrawn
03/06/12  Senate: Floor substitute printed 12105954D-S2 (Stuart)
03/06/12  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
03/06/12  Senate: Substitute by Senator Stuart agreed to 12105954D-S2
03/06/12  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB710S2
03/06/12  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (27-Y 13-N)
03/07/12  House: Placed on Calendar
03/08/12  House: Senate substitute agreed to by House 12105954D-S2 (65-Y 33-N)
03/08/12  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (65-Y 33-N)
03/10/12  House: Enrolled
03/10/12  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB710ER)
03/10/12  House: Signed by Speaker
03/10/12  Senate: Signed by President
04/09/12  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 695 (effective 7/1/12)
04/09/12  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0695)