Hunting fees; Board of Game & Inland Fisheries to increase or decrease for residents & nonresidents. (HB1981)

Introduced By

Del. Matt Lohr (R-Harrisonburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), and Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Hunting fees for nonresidents. Requires the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries to increase or decrease the hunting license fees for nonresidents up to $100 every three years. Read the Bill »


02/19/2007: signed by governor


01/05/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072538382
01/05/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1981)
01/18/2007Assigned ACNRsub: Natural Resources (Ware, R.L.)
01/25/2007Read first time
01/26/2007Read second time
01/26/2007Committee amendments agreed to
01/26/2007Engrossed by House as amended HB1981E
01/26/2007Printed as engrossed 072538382-E
01/29/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/29/2007VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2007Communicated to Senate
01/30/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/06/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2007Read third time
02/07/2007Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
02/07/2007VOTE: (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1981ER)
02/12/2007Signed by Speaker
02/12/2007Signed by President
02/14/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1981ER)
02/19/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 35 (effective 7/1/07)
03/13/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0035)


Waldo Jaquith writes:

It's about time that we increased the nonresident hunting license fees. Interestingly, it was Del. Lohr's predecessor, Del. Glenn Weatherholtz, who introduced the bill in 1997 that established lifetime nonresident hunting licenses for just $500.