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2015 Virginia General Assembly Legislation

Through this summary, VDGIF will provide information on bills filed during the 2015 General Assembly (begins January 14, 2015) related to the Department's mission or that may affect our operations and be of interest to you.

Commenting on Legislation

The most appropriate way to express your opinion about these bills, or any other legislation, is through your local delegate and/or senator. For more information about your legislators and how to contact them, please visit the Virginia General Assembly website. You may also contact the Virginia General Assembly's Constituent Viewpoint Comment line toll-free at 1-800-889-0229 (698-1990 in Richmond).

Legislative Sportsman's Caucus Meetings

The Department attends the Legislative Sportsman's Caucus with legislators from both houses during the course of the Session. The Caucus meets at 7:00 a.m. on Thursdays in the 6th Floor Speaker's Conference Room of the General Assembly Building.

Bills

Click on the bill number to go directly to the state's Legislative Information System (LIS) to view the full text of the legislation. The current committee to which the legislation is assigned and agendas/dockets for committee meetings can be found under the "Committee" column. Summary information and latest status is available in the “Latest Information” column. Please note that the "history" information will be updated on the LIS only when there has been action on the specific piece of legislation; not all bills will be acted on in the same timeframes.

Legislation will be added to this list as it is introduced, please be aware that new legislation is introduced every day, especially during the pre-Session and early Session periods.

Legislation shaded grey is no longer advancing.

Updated: January 23, 2015

Bill Chief Patron Catch Line Committee Latest Information
HB1298 Morris Noncommercial vessels; probable cause. House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Summary and status
HB1324 Cole Boating safety education. House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Summary and status
HB1516 Bulova Wildlife traps; use of remote trap-checking technology. House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Summary and status
HB1575 Pogge Concealed handgun permit; disqualification from obtaining when convicted of drunk boating. House Militia, Police, and Public Safety Summary and status
HB1586 Kory Community cat programs. House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Summary and status
HB1686 Fariss Fish; stocking and sale; DGIF to establish a special permit. House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Summary and status
HB1961 Lingamfelter Reciprocal law-enforcement agreements. House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Summary and status
HB2111 Futrell Hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses; electronic copies. House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Summary and status
HB2240 Ransone Introduction, stocking, and release of blue catfish; penalty. House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Summary and status
HB2242 Edmunds Hunting requirement for person under age 12. House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Summary and status
HB2331 Webert Definition of fur bearing animal. House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Summary and status
HB2343 Ramadan Feeding of game, game animals, and fur bearing animals. House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Summary and status
HB2345 Ramadan Retrieval of hunting dogs, etc. House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Summary and status
HB2359 Simon Concealed handgun permits; proof of competence. House Militia, Police, and Public Safety Summary and status
HJ501 Landes Study; JLARC; reorganization of law enforcement agencies; report. House Rules Summary and status
SB693 Martin Feral cats; trapping, neutering, and returning to site activity. Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Summary and status
SB698 Stanley Companion animal; surgical sterilization program, fund, penalty. Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Summary and status
SB699 Stanley Community cat programs; localities to authorize operation of programs. Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Summary and status
SB838 Alexander State resident licenses; dependents of members of armed services. House for committee assignment Summary and status
SB996 Stuart Exemptions from Boating Safety requirements. Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Summary and status
SB1107 McWaters Release of balloons. Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Summary and status
SB1212 Ebbin Watercraft sales and use tax. Senate Finance Summary and status
SB1215 Ebbin Sale of ivory and rhinoceros horn; penalty. Senate Courts of Justice Summary and status
SB1266 Deeds Conservation easements; private bottomland conveyed by special grant. Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Summary and status
SB1271 Deeds Submerged beds of rivers or creeks; claims of private ownership; arbitration. Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Summary and status
SB1315 Lewis Nonhuman primates; penalties. Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Summary and status
SJ280 Deeds Study; JLARC; reorganization of law enforcement agencies; report. Senate Rules Summary and status