Trapping; exempts trappers using body grip traps that are completely submerged. (HB575)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Nixon (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Trapping; penalty. Authorizes the Director of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to allow governmental employees and persons holding a commercial Nuisance Annual Permit to visit conibear-style traps once every 72 hours. However, private trappers would continue to be required to visit their conibear traps every day. The bill also clarifies that a trapper can shoot an animal caught in his trap without having to obtain a hunting license and allows the shooting to occur every day of the week, including Sundays during the prescribed seasons. Read the Bill »


02/23/2006: signed by governor


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 067240432
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/17/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB575)
01/25/2006Reported from ACNR with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
01/25/2006Committee substitute printed 067255432-H1
01/26/2006Read first time
01/27/2006Read second time
01/27/2006Committee substitute agreed to 067255432-H1
01/27/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB575H1
01/27/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB575H1)
01/30/2006Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/30/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
01/30/2006Communicated to Senate
01/31/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2006Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/06/2006Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N)
02/07/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006Read third time
02/08/2006Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/15/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB575ER)
02/15/2006Signed by Speaker
02/15/2006Signed by President
02/17/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB575ER)
02/23/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 20 (effective 7/1/06)
03/27/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0020)