Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee

Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee

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Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
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Standing Committee: 1/13 1/20

Subcommittee on Agriculture:

Subcommittee on Chesapeake:

Subcommittee on Natural Resources:

Summary

Meets on:  Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. in House Room 3

Members Ken Plum (Chair) – Rob Bloxom – David Bulova – Joshua Cole –  James Edmunds – Todd Gilbert – Wendy Gooditis – Nancy Guy – Dan Helmer – Sally Hudson –  Mark Keam – Alfonso Lopez  – Danny Marshall    Charles Poindexter – Margaret Ransone –  Shelly Simonds – Kathy Tran – Roslyn Tyler – Lee Ware  – Michael Webert – Rodney Willett – Tony Wilt

13 Democrats and 9 Republicans

Subcommittees:

  • Agriculture
  • Chesapeake
  • Natural Resources

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VA Legislative Information Systems (LIS), House Committee pages

Subcommittees

Agriculture Subcommittee

Meets on:  Wednesday at 4:00 pm in 400-B Subcommittee Room

MembersWendy Gooditis (Chair),  Joshua Cole,  Sally HudsonMark Keam,  Danny Marshall,   Charles Poindexter,  Roslyn Tyler,  Tony Wilt

Chesapeake Subcommittee

Meets on:  Monday at 4:00 p.m. in 300-A Subcommittee Room

MembersAlfonso Lopez (Chair),  Rob Bloxom,  David Bulova,  Todd Gilbert,  Nancy GuyDan Helmer,   Margaret Ransone Shelly Simonds

Natural Resources Subcommittee

Meets on:  Wednesday at 8:00 AM in House Room 3

MembersKathy Tran (Chair),  Joshua Cole,   James Edmunds,  Sally HudsonMark Keam,   Lee WareMichael WebertRodney Willett

Bills in committee   

Bills in committee   

(none at this time)

Bills reported out 

(none at this time)

Bills Passed

Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

Commissions & Boards

Chesapeake Bay Commission

Source: Website

To be a catalyst for the coordination and leadership of State legislative and policy action to restore the Bay watershed. As a formal signatory to every Bay agreement, the Commission serves as the legislative voice in the multi-jurisdictional Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership and as a liaison to the U.S. Congress on policy and budgetary matters related to the restoration of the Bay and its watershed.

Coal and Energy Commission

Source: Webpage

The Coal and Energy Commission exists to study all aspects of coal as an energy resource and endeavor to stimulate, encourage, promote, and assist in the development of renewable and alternative energy resources other than petroleum.

State Water Commission

Source: Webpage

The State Water Commission was established by the Virginia General Assembly to:

  • Study all aspects of water supply and allocation problems in the Commonwealth, whether these problems are of a quantitative or qualitative nature; and
  • Coordinate the legislative recommendations of all other state entities having responsibilities with respect to water supply and allocation issues.

Appalachian Region Interstate Compact Commission

Source: Webpage

To study, develop, and promote a plan for the design, construction, financing, and operation of interstate facilities of strategic interest to the signatory states; 2. To coordinate efforts to establish a common legal framework in all the signatory states to authorize and facilitate design, construction, financing, and operation of such facilities either as publicly operated facilities or through other structures authorized by law; 3. To advocate for federal and other public and private funding to support the establishment of interstate facilities of interest to all signatory states; 4. To make available to such interstate facilities funding and resources that are or may be appropriated and allocated for that purpose; and 5. To do all things necessary or convenient to facilitate and coordinate the economic and workforce development plans and programs of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the other signatory states, to the extent such plans and programs are not inconsistent with federal law and the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia or other signatory states.

Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee

Source: Webpage

To advise the General Assembly on the expenditure of moneys received in the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund

Clean Energy Advisory Board

Source: Website

The Clean Energy Advisory Board (the Board) is established as an advisory board in the executive branch of state government. The purpose of the Board is to establish a pilot program for disbursing loans or rebates for the installation of solar energy infrastructure in low-income and moderate-income households through the “Low-to-Moderate Income Solar Loan and Rebate Fund” (the Fund).

Board of Trustees Land Conservation Foundation

Source: Website

Prepare a comprehensive plan that recognizes and seeks to implement all of the purposes for which the Foundation is created. The Foundation shall establish, administer, manage, including the creation of reserves, and make expenditures and allocations from the Virginia Land Conservation Fund.

Plastic Waste Prevention Advisory Council

Source: Webpage

Advise the Governor on policy and funding priorities to eliminate plastic waste impacting native species and polluting the Commonwealth’s environment and to contribute to achieving plastics packaging circular economy industry standards.

Potomac River Basin Commission

Source: Website

Rappahannock River Basin Commission

Source: Website

“(T)o provide guidance for the stewardship and enhancement of the water quality and natural resources of the Rappahannock River Basin. The Commission shall be a forum in which local governments and citizens can discuss issues affecting the Basin’s water quality and quantity and other natural resources. Through promoting communication, coordination and education, and suggesting appropriate solutions to identified problems, the Commission shall promote activities by local, state and federal governments, and by individuals, that foster resource stewardship for the environmental and economic health of the Basin.”

Virginia Roanoke River Basin Advisory Committee

Source: Webpage

Assist the Roanoke River Basin Bi-State Commission in fulfilling their duties and carrying out the objectives of the Commission.

Virginia Delegation of the Roanoke River Bi-State Commission

Source: Webpage

Provide guidance, conduct joint meetings and make recommendations regarding the use, stewardship and enhancement of the Roanoke River Basin’s water and other natural resources.

Southern States Energy Board

Source: Website

Provide instruments and framework for the proper employment and conservation of energy and energy related facilities, materials, and products, within the context of a responsible regard for the environment in a cooperative effort to improve the economy of the South.

State Water Commission

Source: Webpage

The State Water Commission was established by the Virginia General Assembly to:

  • Study all aspects of water supply and allocation problems in the Commonwealth, whether these problems are of a quantitative or qualitative nature; and
  • Coordinate the legislative recommendations of all other state entities having responsibilities with respect to water supply and allocation issues.

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