Gold mining, recreational; exempts miners from having to obtain permit if meet certain conditions. (HB1720)

Introduced By

Del. Harvey Morgan (R-Gloucester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Recreational gold mining. Exempts recreational gold miners from having to obtain a permit from the Virginia Marine Resources Commission if they meet certain conditions. Read the Bill »


02/19/2007: signed by governor


12/19/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07
12/19/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 070954428
12/19/2006Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1720)
01/18/2007Read first time
01/19/2007Read second time
01/19/2007Committee amendments agreed to
01/19/2007Engrossed by House as amended HB1720E
01/19/2007Printed as engrossed 070954428-E
01/22/2007Read third time and passed House (96-Y 0-N)
01/22/2007Communicated to Senate
01/23/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/23/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/06/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1720E)
02/06/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2007Read third time
02/07/2007Reading of amendment waived
02/07/2007Committee amendment agreed to
02/07/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/07/2007Passed Senate with amendment (38-Y 0-N)
02/07/2007VOTE: (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2007Senate amendment agreed to by House (93-Y 0-N)
02/13/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1720ER)
02/13/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1720ER)
02/13/2007Signed by Speaker
02/14/2007Signed by President
02/19/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 25 (effective 7/1/07)
03/13/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0025)