Dams, low-head; owners to use signs, etc. to warn public of hazards of swimming, etc. posed thereby. (HB2695)

Introduced By

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Liability for owners of low-head dams. Requires that owners of low-head dams use signs and buoys to warn the public of the hazards of swimming, fishing, and boating activities near low-head dams. Owners complying with safety measures shall be deemed to have met the duty of care for warning the public of the hazards posed by the dam. Read the Bill »


03/20/2007: signed by governor


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 078548268
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/25/2007Read first time
01/26/2007Passed by for the day
01/29/2007Read second time
01/29/2007Committee amendment agreed to
01/29/2007Amendments by Delegate Bulova agreed to
01/29/2007Engrossed by House as amended HB2695E
01/29/2007Printed as engrossed 078548268-E
01/30/2007Read third time and passed House (96-Y 1-N)
01/30/2007Communicated to Senate
01/31/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
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 (HB2695ER)
02/22/2007Signed by Speaker
02/23/2007Signed by President
03/20/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 664 (effective 1/1/08)
04/05/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0664)