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Water in the 2006 Virginia General Assembly
Virginia Water Resources Research Center
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The 2006 Virginia General Assembly convened January 11 and adjourned March 11, with a reconvened (“veto”) session on April 19. The legislature considered 3287 measures; among the most important business was development of the biennial state budget. Below is a list of 122 measures related to water resources or to land activities with a relatively direct impact on water. The list does not necessarily include all bills that may ultimately affect water resources. The list was compiled in 2006 from the Legislative Information Service (LIS) Web site, at http://leg1.state.va.us. The measures were located in the following LIS subject categories: Conservation; Drainage, Soil Conservation, Sanitation, and Public Facilities Districts; Energy Conservation and Resources; Fisheries and Habitat of Tidal Waters; Game, Inland Fisheries and Boating; Health; Highways, Bridges, and Ferries; Mines and Mining; Waste Disposal; Water and Sewer Systems; and Waters of the State, Ports and Harbors. The list below is organized by these LIS categories (alphabetically), with some additional sub-headings for closely related bills. Unless otherwise noted, two or more bills mentioned as “companion,” “identical,” “incorporated,” or “related” are listed under the same category. Within each category, bills are listed in order of their bill number, using the following abbreviations: HB = bill started in House of Delegates; HJ = joint resolution started in the House; SB = bill started in the Senate; and SJ = joint resolution started in the Senate. Included in the list are LIS summaries of the bills as of February 27, 2006. In some cases an LIS summary has been edited for space, clarity, or emphasis. Final bills may have had provisions in addition to or different from the summaries as of this date. For a summary of final bills, please see the current LIS Web site. For more information on a given bill, visit the LIS Web site or contact your local Delegate or Senator.