2014 Virginia Stormwater Legislation

For those not already following these Bills, here are links to several important legislative Bills in the 2014 Virginia General Assembly that will have an important impact on how localities as well as the general public – home and business owners as well as developers – may be impacted by ongoing changes to stormwater programs and policies in Virginia.

Legislation related to the delayed implementation of VSMP Local Programs for MS4 localities:
House Bill 697 (HB 697) Patron Delegates Poindexter, Helsel, Fariss, Peace and Ramadan and Senator: Stosch http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?141+ful+HB697
House Bill 1071 (HB 1071) Patron Delegate Fariss http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?141+ful+HB1071
House Bill 1117 (HB 1117) Patron Delegate Wright http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?141+ful+HB1117
Senate Bill 530 (SB 530) Patron Senator Hanger http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?141+ful+SB530

Other proposed stormwater legislation:
Senate Bill 53 (SB 53) Patrons Senators Stuart and Smith  http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?141+ful+SB53  – Waiver of stormwater charges for places of worship
House Bill 261 (HB 261) Patron Delegate Scott http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?141+ful+HB261 – Stormwater management program; regulations; single-family residence
House Bill 649 (HB 649) Patron Delegate Ransone http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?141+ful+HB649 – Stormwater management program; regulations; single-family residence
House Bill 673 (HB 673) Patrons Poindexter & Wright http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?141+ful+HB673 – Stormwater management permit fees; land-disturbing activities of one to five acres involving single-family residences
House Bill 846 (HB 846) Patron Delegate Lewis http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?141+ful+HB846 – Virginia Stormwater Management Program; exemptions for certain localities
House Bill 1173 (HB 1173) Patrons Delegates Hodges and Fariss http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?141+ful+HB1173 – Stormwater management programs; optional for some localities
Senate Bill 469 (SB 469) Patrons Senators Smith, Carrico and Puckett http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?141+ful+SB469 – Stormwater Management Program; localities with minimal Chesapeake Bay watershed

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