Shotguns; eliminates certain requirements for hunting migratory game birds. (HB2309)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Use of shotguns. Eliminates the requirement of having only a three-shell capacity in the magazine and chamber when hunting nonmigratory game but retains this requirement for hunting migratory game birds, as this limitation is required by federal law. The bill also gives the Board the discretion to remove the three-shell limitation, thereby allowing the Board the flexibility to respond to any easing of the federal limitation on shell capacity for hunting migratory game birds. Read the Bill »


03/20/2007: signed by governor


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072536380
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/18/2007Read first time
01/19/2007Read second time
01/19/2007Committee amendment agreed to
01/19/2007Engrossed by House as amended HB2309E
01/19/2007Printed as engrossed 072536380-E
01/22/2007Read third time and passed House (94-Y 0-N)
01/22/2007VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2007Communicated to Senate
01/23/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/23/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/25/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2309E)
02/13/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2007Read third time
02/14/2007Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2309ER)
02/21/2007Signed by Speaker
02/22/2007Signed by President
03/14/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2309ER)
03/20/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 643 (effective 7/1/07)
04/05/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0643)