Fishing permit, special; issued to patients from veterans or military hospitals. (HB319)

Introduced By

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) with support from 45 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. William Barlow (D-Smithfield), Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Danny Bowling (D-Oakwood), Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg), Del. Chuck Caputo (D-Oak Hill), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Al Eisenberg (D-Arlington), Del. Frank Hall (D-Richmond), Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell), Del. Joseph Johnson (D-Abingdon), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Matt Lohr (R-Harrisonburg), Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas), Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas), Del. Harvey Morgan (R-Gloucester), Del. Sam Nixon (R-Richmond), Del. Glenn Oder (R-Newport News), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. David Poisson (D-Sterling), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Chris Saxman (R-Staunton), Del. Ed Scott (R-Culpeper), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Shannon Valentine (D-Lynchburg), Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan), Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield), Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville), Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond), Sen. Walter Stosch (R-Glen Allen), Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland), Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria), Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Special fishing permit. Allows the Director of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to permit any organized groups of patients residing in or receiving outpatient treatment from a veterans or military hospital in Virginia, an adjoining state, or the District of Columbia to fish without having to obtain licenses. They would be allowed to fish in any public waters including those stocked with trout. Currently, the Director can allow a group of persons residing in veterans hospitals to fish in state waters without a license but such a privilege does not extend to fishing in waters stocked with trout. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 083903476
01/04/2008Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/14/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB319)
01/16/2008Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2008Read first time
01/18/2008Read second time and engrossed
01/21/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
01/21/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2008Communicated to Senate
01/22/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/22/2008Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/23/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/23/2008Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/11/2008Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2008Read third time
02/13/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB319ER)
02/15/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB319ER)
02/15/2008Signed by Speaker
02/15/2008Signed by President
02/19/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB319ER)
02/22/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 11 (effective 7/1/08)
02/25/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0011)