by Megan Schiffres
RICHMOND—With only days left before the legislature adjourned for a month, a number of bills related to the Chesapeake Bay officially passed the General Assembly, according to the Legislative Information System.
House Bill 22 passed the Senate by a vote of 39-1 with only District 28 Sen. Richard Stuart of Montross voting against its passage. The bill would rename the Virginia Shoreline Resiliency Fund to the Virginia Community Preparedness Fund and directs the fund to lend grant money to implement flood prevention and protection projects and studies. At least 25% of the money dispersed by the fund would be used for…[to-view-more]