2019 Virginia General Assembly Legislation

Through this summary, VDGIF will provide information on bills filed during the 2019 General Assembly 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.


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.

Updated: December 12, 2018

Bill Chief Patron Catch Line Committee Latest Information
HB 1612 Fowler DGIF fees, boat ramps House Ag, Chesapeake, Nat Res Summary and Status
HB 1613 Edmunds Wanton waste; increased penalty House Ag, Chesapeake, Nat Res Summary and Status
HB 1621 Fowler Hunting license; trip hunting license for residents House Ag, Chesapeake, Nat Res Summary and Status
HB 1696 Fariss Killing of nuisance species from an automobile House Ag, Chesapeake, Nat Res Summary and Status