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HB 520

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 04, 2020
  • Passed House Jan 28, 2020
  • Passed Senate Feb 21, 2020
  • Governor

Trees; DEQ to convene advisory to study planting or preservation, report.

Abstract

Department of Environmental Quality; tree planting as land cover type, best management practice; stakeholder advisory group. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to convene a stakeholder advisory group for the purpose of studying the planting or preservation of trees as an urban land cover type and as a stormwater best management practice (BMP). The bill provides that the stakeholder group shall be composed of development and construction industry representatives, environmental technical experts, local government representatives, and others and that technical assistance shall be provided to DEQ by the Department of Forestry and the Department of Conservation and Recreation. The bill directs DEQ to report the findings of the stakeholder group by November 1, 2020, and to include a recommendation as to whether the planting or preservation of trees shall be deemed a creditable land cover type or BMP and, if so, how much credit shall be given for its optional use.

Department of Environmental Quality; tree planting as land cover type, best management practice; stakeholder advisory group. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to convene a stakeholder advisory group for the purpose of studying the planting or preservation of trees as an urban land cover type and as a stormwater best management practice (BMP). The bill provides that the stakeholder group shall be composed of development and construction industry representatives, environmental technical experts, local government representatives, and others and that technical assistance shall be provided to DEQ by the Department of Forestry and the Department of Conservation and Recreation. The bill directs DEQ to report the findings of the stakeholder group by November 1, 2020, and to include a recommendation as to whether the planting or preservation of trees shall be deemed a creditable land cover type or BMP and, if so, how much credit shall be given for its optional use.

Department of Environmental Quality; tree plantingas land cover type, best management practice; stakeholder group.Directs the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to convenea stakeholder advisory group for the purpose of studying the plantingor preservation of trees as a land cover type and as a stormwaterbest management practice (BMP). The bill provides that the stakeholdergroup shall be composed of development and construction industryrepresentatives, environmental technical experts, local governmentrepresentatives, and others and that technical assistance shall be provided to DEQ by the Department of Forestry and the Departmentof Conservation and Recreation. The bill directs DEQ to report thefindings of the stakeholder group by November 1, 2020, and to includea recommendation as to whether the planting or preservation of treesshall be deemed a creditable land cover type or BMP and, if so, howmuch credit shall be given for its optional use.

Bill Sponsors (4)

David L. Bulova

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 37
Primary

Alfonso H. Lopez

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 49
Cosponsor

Mark L. Keam

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 35
Cosponsor

Shelly A. Simonds

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 94
Cosponsor

Votes


Actions


Mar 23, 2020

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 405 (effective 7/1/20)

Mar 12, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

House

Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020

Mar 03, 2020

Senate

Signed by President

Mar 02, 2020

House

Enrolled

House

Signed by Speaker

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB520ER)

Feb 25, 2020

House

Senate amendment agreed to by House (79-Y 20-N)

House

VOTE: Adoption (79-Y 20-N)

House

Placed on Calendar

Feb 21, 2020

Senate

Reading of amendment waived

Senate

Passed Senate with amendment (33-Y 3-N)

Senate

Engrossed by Senate as amended

Senate

Committee amendment agreed to

Senate

Read third time

Feb 20, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)

Feb 18, 2020

Senate

Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (13-Y 2-N)

Jan 29, 2020

Senate

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Jan 28, 2020

House

Read third time and passed House (82-Y 17-N)

House

VOTE: Passage (82-Y 17-N)

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB520H1)

Jan 27, 2020

House

Read second time

House

Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB520H1

House

Committee substitute agreed to 20106166D-H1

Jan 24, 2020

House

Read first time

Jan 22, 2020

House

Committee substitute printed 20106166D-H1

House

Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (21-Y 1-N)

Jan 20, 2020

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)

Jan 14, 2020

House

Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake

Jan 04, 2020

House

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101520D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB520H1 HTML
Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB520H1 HTML
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB520ER) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0405) HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Amendment: HB520ASE HTML
Amendment: HB520AS HTML

Sources

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