2013 Virginia General Assembly Legislation
Through this summary, VDGIF will provide information on bills related to the Department's mission or that may affect our operations and be of interest to you.
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.
Click on the bill number to go directly to the state's Legislative Information System (LIS) to view the most current version of the full text of the legislation, summary information, and current status. Please note that the "status" 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: May 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM
|Bill||Chief Patron||Catch Line||Last Committee Action||Next Action|
|HB1629||Knight||Eel pots.||Signed by Governor||Acts of Assembly Chp. 706 (effective 7/1)|
|HB1825||Lingamfelter||Riparian stationary blinds.||Signed by Governor||Acts of Assembly Ch.745 (effective 1/1/14)|
|HB1829||Poindexter||Using a GPS device to manage dogs in pursuit of fox.||Signed by Governor||Acts of Assembly Chp. 345 (effective 7/1)|
|HB1929||Morris||Deer kill permits.||Signed by Governor||Acts of Assembly Chp. 346 (effective 7/1)|
|HB2099||Wilt||Shooting of muskrats and raccoons.||Signed by Governor||Acts of Assembly Chp. 349 (effective 7/1)|
|HB2184||Edmunds||Trip hunting and fishing licenses.||Signed by Governor||Acts of Assembly Chp. 351 (effective 7/1)|
|SB985||Obenshain||Conveyance of land in G. Richard Thompson WMA.||Signed by Governor||Acts of Assembly Chp. 46 (effective 7/1)|
|SB1053||Wagner||Boating safety education.||Signed by Governor||Acts of Assembly Chp. 48 (effective 7/1)|
|SB1117||Wagner||Watercraft titling certificates; uniform act; penalty||Signed by Governor||Acts of Assembly Ch.787 (effective 7/1/14)|
|SB1270||Ruff||Marina operators; state and local agencies required to file.||Signed by Governor||Acts of Assembly Ch.804 (effective 7/1)|
|SB1277||Stuart||Wildlife exhibitor permit||Signed by Governor||Acts of Assembly Chp. 792 (effective 7/1)|
|SJ290||Deeds||Study; JLARC to study consolidation of law-enforcement agencies under the VA State Police; report||Senate Rules passed by indefinitely with a letter|
|HB1326||Torian||Concealed handguns permits; firearms safety courses.||House Militia, Police, Public Safety subcommittee 1 recommended laying on the table|
|HB1413||Crockett-Stark||Nonresident freshwater fishing license; establishes one-day license to fish inland waters of State.||House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources laid on the table|
|HB1597||Ward||Personal floatation devices required for children; penalty||House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources laid on the table|
|HB1762||Ramadan||Hunting on Sunday.||HACNR subcom: Natural Resources tabled|
|HB1947||Wilt||Authority to create separate special hunting licenses.||HACNR subcom: Natural Resources tabled|
|HB1954||Poindexter||Antique motorboats.||Stricken at the request of the patron|
|HB2036||Webert||Hunting with bow and arrow or crossbow.||Tabled in HACNR Natural Resources subcommittee|
|HB2037||Webert||Hunting nuisance species on Sunday.||Failed for lack of a motion in HACNR Natural Resources subcommittee|
|HB2112||Lingamfelter||Hunting on Sunday.||HACNR Natural Resources subcommittee tabled|
|HB2149||Keam||Sale of freshwater fish.||Stricken at the request of the patron|
|HB2225||Morefield||Hunting on Sundays.||Tabled in HACNR Natural Resources subcommittee|
|SB737||Petersen||Nonmotorized vessels; freshwaters of State shall be open certain times for purposes of recreation.||Defeated on Senate Floor|
|SB803||Garrett||Hunting nuisance species.||Defeated on Senate Floor|
|SB880||Deeds||Inventory of nontidal waters that are available for public recreation.||Stricken at the request of the patron|
|SB954||Ruff||Impeding hunting; drones; penalty||Passed by indefinitely with a letter in Senate Courts of Justice|
|SB1280||Marsden||Fox and coyote enclosures; penalty||HACNR Natural Resources subcommittee tabled|