Coastal resource management; Marine Resources Commission, et al., to develop integrated guidance. (SB964)

Introduced By

Sen. Ralph Northam (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
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Marine Resources Commission; Virginia Institute of Marine Science; coastal resource management.  Requires the Marine Resources Commission to establish and implement a general permit regulation that authorizes and encourages the use of living shorelines as the preferred alternative for stabilizing tidal shorelines. The Commission, in cooperation with the Department of Conservation and Recreation and with technical assistance from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), shall also develop integrated guidance for the management of tidal shoreline systems for the regulatory entities with authority over shoreline management projects. VIMS shall also develop comprehensive coastal resource management guidance for local governments. Those localities in Tidewater Virginia must incorporate such guidance at the next scheduled review of their comprehensive plan. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102534D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/17/2011Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2011Read second time and engrossed
01/20/2011Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2011Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2011Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB964)
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/09/2011Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2011Read second time
02/11/2011Read third time
02/11/2011Passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/11/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB964ER)
02/15/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB964ER)
02/15/2011Signed by Speaker
02/16/2011Signed by President
03/26/2011Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/05/2011Placed on Calendar
04/06/2011Senate rejected Governor's recommendation (17-Y 23-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011Communicated to Governor
04/29/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 885 (effective 7/1/11)
04/29/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0885)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 30 seconds.