Menhaden; establishes annual harvest quota for portion of Chesapeake Bay. (HB2082)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Wittman (R-Montross)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Harvest quota on menhaden; penalty. Establishes an annual menhaden harvest quota of 109,020 metric tons for the Virginia portion of the Chesapeake Bay. Fisheries shall receive a credit to be applied in the following year if the actual harvest does not meet the harvest quota and a deduction if the actual harvest exceeds the harvest quota. Orders by the Secretary of Natural Resources setting a date of closure for the fishery will be exempt from the requirements of the Administrative Process Act. Any person harvesting menhaden for reduction purposes after receiving notice that the quota has been met shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


02/19/2007: signed by governor


01/08/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 070970554
01/08/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/16/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2082)
01/25/2007Committee substitute printed 070994554-H1
01/25/2007Read first time
01/26/2007Read second time
01/26/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070994554-H1
01/26/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2082H1
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
02/06/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2082H1)
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 (HB2082ER)
02/12/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2082ER)
02/12/2007Signed by Speaker
02/12/2007Signed by President
02/19/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 41 (effective 7/1/07)
03/13/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0041)