2012 Regular Session


File Code: Hunting and Fishing
Sponsored By:
Delegates Jacobs, Fisher, Hershey, and Norman
Environment - Penalty for Sewage Overflow - Establishment and Distribution


Requiring the Department of the Environment to impose a civil penalty on specified persons for any sewage overflow or bypass that results in the discharge of raw or diluted sewage into the waters of the State; establishing a formula to determine the amount of the civil penalty; requiring the Department to distribute specified proceeds from the civil penalties to the Fisheries Research and Development Fund for oyster restoration purposes; and requiring the Department to adopt regulations.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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House Action
First Reading Environmental Matters
Hearing 3/7 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Jay A. Jacobs, District 36
Delegate Mark N. Fisher, District 27B
Delegate Stephen S. Hershey, Jr., District 36
Delegate H. Wayne Norman, Jr., District 35A

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Environment, Department of
Fish and Fishing -see also- Aquaculture; Gill Nets
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Pollution -see also- Sediment Control
Revenue and Taxes -see also- Dev Fees &Taxes; specific tax
Rules and Regulations

Bill affects the following Statutes:

( 9-331.1 , 9-342 )
Natural Resources
( 4-209 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered