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Code of Virginia
Title 2.2. Administration of Government
Chapter 26. Councils
3/1/2024

§ 2.2-2699.14. (Expires June 30, 2023) Powers and duties of the Council.

The Council shall have the power and duty to:

1. Study all aspects of plastic pollution problems in the Commonwealth with the mission of (i) eliminating plastic waste that impacts native species and pollutes the Commonwealth's environment and (ii) contributing to the achievement of plastics packaging circular economy industry standards;

2. Obtain from other federal, state, or local agencies any relevant data on plastic pollution and any associated costs of cleanup as it relates to eliminating plastic waste;

3. Perform any relevant analysis and develop a plan or recommendations as appropriate for the legislature, localities, or any other stakeholder;

4. Coordinate the legislative recommendations of all other state entities having responsibilities with respect to plastic pollution issues; and

5. Submit to the Governor and the General Assembly an annual report for publication as a report document as provided in the procedures of the Division of Legislative Automated Systems for the processing of legislative documents and reports. The chairman shall submit to the Governor and the General Assembly an annual executive summary of the interim activity and work of the Council no later than the first day of each regular session of the General Assembly. The executive summary shall be submitted for publication as a report document as provided in the procedures of the Division of Legislative Automated Systems for the processing of legislative documents and reports and shall be posted on the General Assembly's website.

2020, c. 798, § 2.2-2699.9.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.