HB 2311 Nutrient Offset Fund; sale of credits.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)

Nutrient Offset Fund; sale of credits. Requires the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to use certain funds to purchase nutrient credits for point or nonpoint sources that achieve reductions beyond the requirements of state or federal law or the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan. The bill directs DEQ to establish procedures for distributing moneys from the Nutrient Offset Fund with certain requirements. The bill requires the Director of DEQ to consider the recommendations of the Secretary of Commerce and Trade and the requirements of the State Water Control Law (§ 62.1-44.2 et seq.) in the sale of nutrient credits to new or expanding private facilities. The bill also removes the priority given to nutrient offsets produced from facilities that generate electricity from animal waste. The bill renames nutrient offsets as nutrient credits.

Full text:
01/12/17  House: Presented and ordered printed 17101510D  pdf | impact statement
01/20/17  House: Printed as engrossed 17101510D-E  pdf | impact statement
03/07/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2311ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/16/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0540)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments

Status:
01/12/17  House: Presented and ordered printed 17101510D
01/12/17  House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/18/17  House: Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
01/19/17  House: Read first time
01/20/17  House: Read second time
01/20/17  House: Committee amendments agreed to
01/20/17  House: Engrossed by House as amended HB2311E
01/20/17  House: Printed as engrossed 17101510D-E
01/23/17  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/23/17  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
01/24/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/16/17  Senate: Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 0-N)
02/20/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/17  Senate: Read third time
02/21/17  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/17  Senate: Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/17  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/17  House: Enrolled
03/07/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2311ER)
03/07/17  House: Signed by Speaker
03/10/17  Senate: Signed by President
03/13/17  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/13/17
03/13/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/16/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 540 (effective 7/1/17)
03/16/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0540)