HB 2739 Drinking Water Fund.
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Drinking water fund. Authorizes owners of drinking water systems, whether they are local governments or individuals, partnerships or corporations, access to funds in the Virginia Water Supply Revolving Fund. Currently, under state law only local governments may receive loans or grants from the Fund. Under newly adopted amendments to the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, a state may provide broader access to its revolving loan fund. Other changes in language are made to conform the state's revolving loan statute to federal requirements.

The bill clarifies the relationship between the State Board of Health and the Virginia Resources Authority (VRA) with respect to administration of the Fund. The Board (i) may require status reports from VRA and (ii) is to reimburse VRA for its reasonable costs and expenses and approve a fee for VRA's management services. The Authority is directed to adopt policies that minimize the cost of its professional services with respect to the processing of loan applications and the financing of drinking water projects. This bill is identical to SB 1025.

Full text:
01/20/97  House: Presented & ordered printed 972166400  pdf
01/29/97  House: Committee substitute printed 972203400-H1  pdf
02/20/97  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2739ER)  pdf
03/24/97  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0665)  pdf

01/20/97  House: Presented & ordered printed 972166400
01/20/97  House: Referred to Committee on Conservation and Natural Resources
01/29/97  House: Reported from Cons. & Nat. Res. w/sub. (22-Y 0-N)
01/29/97  House: Committee substitute printed 972203400-H1
01/30/97  House: Read first time
01/31/97  House: Read second time
01/31/97  House: Committee substitute agreed to 972203400-H1
01/31/97  House: Engrossed by House - com. sub. 972203400-H1
02/01/97  House: Read third time and passed House (Block Vote) (98-Y 0-N)
02/01/97  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
02/01/97  House: Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/01/97  House: Passed House (Block Vote) (100-Y 0-N)
02/01/97  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/01/97  House: Communicated to Senate
02/03/97  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 4-N)
02/03/97  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/10/97  Senate: Reported from A. C. & N. R. (13-Y 0-N)
02/11/97  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (40-Y 0-N)
02/11/97  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/97  Senate: Read third time
02/12/97  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/97  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/97  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2739ER)
02/26/97  House: Enrolled
02/26/97  House: Signed by Speaker
02/27/97  Senate: Signed by President
03/21/97  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 665 (effective 7/1/97)
03/24/97  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0665)