Boating safety course; required if convicted of violating boating law. (HB870)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst), Del. Allen Dudley (R-Rocky Mount), and Sen. Charles Hawkins (R-Chatham)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Boating safety course. Requires courts to order any person who has been convicted of violating a boating law that imposes a penalty of a Class 3 misdemeanor or greater to pass a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators approved boating safety course, accepted by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Read the Bill »


02/23/2006: signed by governor


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 067224256
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/25/2006Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (2HB869"
01/25/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB870)
01/26/2006Read first time
01/27/2006Read second time
01/27/2006Committee substitute agreed to 067266256-H1
01/27/2006Passed by for the day
01/27/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB870H1)
01/30/2006Read second time
01/30/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB870H1
01/31/2006Read third time and passed House (97-Y 1-N)
01/31/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 1-N)
01/31/2006Communicated to Senate
02/01/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2006Referred 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)
02/08/2006Passed by for the day
02/09/2006Passed by for the day
02/10/2006Passed by for the day
02/13/2006Read third time
02/13/2006Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/13/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/15/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB870ER)
02/15/2006Signed by Speaker
02/15/2006Signed by President
02/17/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB870ER)
02/23/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 23 (effective 7/1/06)
03/27/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0023)