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HB 646

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 06, 2020
  • Passed House Feb 10, 2020
  • Passed Senate Feb 24, 2020
  • Governor

Pipeline construction permit; amount of civil penalty for violation.

Abstract

Offshore oil and gas drilling; prohibition on leases; policy. Prohibits the granting of a lease, easement, or permit on the beds of the coastal waters of the Commonwealth that would allow any infrastructure for conveying to shore oil or gas produced from offshore drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf Planning Area and removes any oil or gas lease granted on such beds from the mandate that such lease include a royalty payment requirement. The bill removes policy statements supporting federal efforts to permit oil and gas development 50 miles or more off the Atlantic shoreline. This bill incorporates HB 1016 and is identical to SB 795.

Pipeline construction permit; amount of civil penalty for violation. Authorizes the State Water Control Board to include civil penalties of up to $50,000 per violation, not to exceed $500,000 per order, in any order for a violation of a permit related to the construction of a natural gas transmission pipeline greater than 36 inches inside diameter. Current law limits such penalties to $32,500 per violation and $100,000 per order. The bill requires that at least two written notices of violation have been issued to the person constructing the pipeline, that such violations have not been resolved, and that a hearing has been conducted before the penalty can be assessed.

Pipeline construction permit; amount of civilpenalty for violation. Authorizes the State Water Control Boardto include civil penalties of up to $50,000 per violation, not toexceed $500,000 per order, in any order for a violation of a permitrelated to the construction of a natural gas transmission pipelinegreater than 36 inches inside diameter. Current law limits such penaltiesto $32,500 per violation and $100,000 per order.

Bill Sponsors (5)

Chris L. Hurst

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 12
Primary

Clinton L. Jenkins

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 76
Cosponsor

Mark L. Keam

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 35
Cosponsor

Sam Rasoul

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 11
Cosponsor

Ibraheem S. Samirah

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 86
Cosponsor

Votes


Actions


Mar 25, 2020

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 449 (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 (HB646ER)

Feb 26, 2020

House

Placed on Calendar

House

VOTE: Adoption (57-Y 39-N 1-A)

House

Senate substitute agreed to by House 20108102D-S1 (57-Y 39-N 1-A)

Feb 25, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB646S1)

Feb 24, 2020

Senate

Read third time

Senate

Reading of substitute waived

Senate

Committee substitute agreed to 20108102D-S1

Senate

Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB646S1

Senate

Passed Senate with substitute (24-Y 16-N)

Feb 21, 2020

Senate

Passed by for the day

Feb 20, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)

Feb 18, 2020

Senate

Committee substitute printed 20108102D-S1

Senate

Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (8-Y 5-N)

Feb 11, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Senate

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

Feb 10, 2020

House

VOTE: Passage (58-Y 40-N 1-A)

House

Read third time and passed House (58-Y 40-N 1-A)

Feb 07, 2020

House

Read second time and engrossed

Feb 06, 2020

House

Read first time

Feb 05, 2020

House

Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (14-Y 8-N)

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)

Jan 14, 2020

House

Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources

Jan 06, 2020

House

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104051D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB646S1 HTML
Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB646S1 HTML
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB646ER) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0449) HTML

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