Wildlife and fish restoration; Department of Game & Inland Fisheries to accept federal grant money. (HB981)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Federal funds for wildlife and fish restoration. Authorizes the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to accept federal grant money related to the Pittman-Robinson Act (wildlife restoration) and the Wallop-Breaux Act (sport fish restoration). The Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of the Interior has indicated to the Department that its audit of these federal funds found that Virginia does not have the statutory authority within the Code of Virginia to accept these funds. Amends § 29.1-103.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


02/23/2006: signed by governor


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 067232118
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/23/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB981)
01/25/2006Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N)
01/26/2006Read first time
01/27/2006Read second time and engrossed
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 (HB981ER)
02/15/2006Signed by Speaker
02/15/2006Signed by President
02/17/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB981ER)
02/23/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 24 (effective 7/1/06)
03/27/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0024)