Bottomlands; conveyance of state-owned. (HB2782)

Introduced By

Del. Harvey Morgan (R-Gloucester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Conveyance of state-owned bottomlands. Clarifies the limited circumstances under which the Commonwealth may convey title to state-owned bottomlands held in the public trust. The bill allows for the conveyance of (i) a limited estate in submerged lands pursuant to 28.2-1208 or to governmental entities for governmental activities and (ii) a fee simple estate in bottomlands that have been lawfully filled, provided that the prospective owner pays fair market value for the land. Read the Bill »


04/04/2007: enacted


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 070953428
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/23/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2782)
01/23/2007Assigned ACNRsub: Chesapeake (Byron)
02/03/2007Committee substitute printed 071005428-H1
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Read second time
02/05/2007Committee substitute agreed to 071005428-H1
02/05/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2782H1
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Communicated to Senate
02/07/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2007Rereferred to 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
02/14/2007Reading of amendment waived
02/14/2007Committee amendment agreed to
02/14/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/14/2007Passed Senate with amendment (38-Y 0-N 2-A)
02/14/2007VOTE: (38-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/15/2007Placed on Calendar
02/16/2007Senate amendment rejected by House (1-Y 97-N)
02/20/2007Senate insisted on amendment (38-Y 0-N 2-A)
02/20/2007VOTE: (38-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Senate requested conference committee
02/21/2007House acceded to request
02/22/2007Conferees appointed by House
02/22/2007Delegates: Morgan, Wittman, Shannon
02/22/2007Rules Suspended to waive reading of conferees (31-Y 0-N 2-A)
02/22/2007VOTE: (31-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Conferees appointed by Senate
02/22/2007Senators: Ruff, Hanger, Hawkins
02/23/2007Conference report rejected by House (3-Y 91-N)
02/23/2007Passed by temporarily
02/23/2007Reading of conference report waived
02/23/2007Conference report agreed to by Senate (36-Y 1-N 2-A)
02/23/2007VOTE: (36-Y 1-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/23/2007Conference report rejected by House (3-Y 91-N 1-A)
02/23/2007VOTE: REJECTED (3-Y 91-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/23/2007Motion for second committee of conference agreed to
02/24/2007Senate acceded to request for second conference committee (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2007Rules suspended (38-Y 0-N 2-A)
02/24/2007Second conferees appointed by Senate
02/24/2007Senators: Ruff, Hanger, Hawkins
02/24/2007Second conferees appointed by House
02/24/2007Delegates: Morgan, Wittman, Shannon
02/24/2007Passed by temporarily
02/24/2007Conference report agreed to by House (87-Y 5-N)
02/24/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (87-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2007Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by House
02/24/2007Conference report agreed to by House (80-Y 15-N)
02/24/2007VOTE: ADOPTION #2 (80-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2007Reading of conference report waived
02/24/2007Conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N 2-A)
02/24/2007VOTE: (38-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
03/12/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2782ER)
03/12/2007Signed by President
03/13/2007Signed by Speaker
03/14/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2782ER)
03/26/2007Governor's recommendation received by House
03/27/2007Governor's substitute printed 071009129-H2
04/03/2007Placed on Calendar
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter (effective 7/1/07)
04/04/2007House concurred in Governor's recommendation (79-Y 19-N)
04/04/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (79-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
04/04/2007G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/04/2007Reenrolled bill text (HB2782ER2)
04/04/2007Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/04/2007Signed by President as reenrolled
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter 879 (effective 7/1/07)
04/11/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0879)