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HB 706

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 06, 2020
  • Passed House Feb 04, 2020
  • Passed Senate Feb 24, 2020
  • Governor

Offshore drilling; prohibition on leases, policy.

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.

Offshore drilling; prohibition on leases; policy. Prohibits the granting of a lease, easement, or permit on the bedsof the waters of the Commonwealth that would allow any infrastructurefor conveying oil or gas associated with offshore drilling and removesany oil or gas lease granted on such beds from the mandate that suchlease include a royalty payment requirement. The bill removes policystatements supporting federal efforts to permit oil and gas development50 miles or more off the Atlantic shoreline and provides that theCommonwealth does not endorse offshore gas or oil development.

Bill Sponsors (5)

Mark L. Keam

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 35
Primary

Nancy D. Guy

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 83
Cosponsor

Shelly A. Simonds

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 94
Cosponsor

Elizabeth R. Guzman

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 31
Cosponsor

Mark H. Levine

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 45
Cosponsor

Votes


Actions


Mar 25, 2020

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 451 (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 (HB706ER)

Feb 26, 2020

House

Senate amendment agreed to by House (60-Y 37-N)

House

VOTE: Adoption (60-Y 37-N)

House

Placed on Calendar

Feb 24, 2020

Senate

Reading of amendment waived

Senate

Passed Senate with amendment (23-Y 17-N)

Senate

Engrossed by Senate as amended

Senate

Committee amendment agreed to

Senate

Read third time

Feb 21, 2020

Senate

Passed by for the day

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB706H1)

Feb 20, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)

Feb 18, 2020

Senate

Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (9-Y 6-N)

Feb 05, 2020

Senate

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Feb 04, 2020

House

Read third time and passed House (64-Y 34-N)

House

VOTE: Passage (64-Y 34-N)

Feb 03, 2020

House

Read second time

House

Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB706H1

House

Committee substitute agreed to 20107040D-H1

Jan 31, 2020

House

Read first time

Jan 29, 2020

House

Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (16-Y 6-N)

House

Committee substitute printed 20107040D-H1

House

Incorporates HB1016 (Guy)

House

House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

Jan 20, 2020

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)

Jan 14, 2020

House

Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake

Jan 06, 2020

House

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103786D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB706H1 HTML
Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB706H1 HTML
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB706ER) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0451) HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Amendment: HB706ASE HTML
Amendment: HB706AS HTML

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