Southwest Regional Recreation Authority; established. (SB740)

Introduced By

Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Southwest Regional Recreation Authority. Establishes an authority for Southwest Virginia to create a multi-purpose regional recreational area similar to, and potentially adjoining, such areas in West Virginia and Kentucky. The recreational area might consist of various trails and other amenities on private open-space lands where members of the public could, for example, hunt, fish, boat, camp, ride motorcycles or all-terrain vehicles, ride mountain bikes, or ride horses. The Southwest Regional Recreation Authority would have various powers to manage the area by raising funds, employing staff, and adopting rules punishable by civil penalties. Landowners participating in the recreation area would be afforded a limited liability for persons engaging in recreational activities on their property. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/18/2008Presented and ordered printed 083248300
01/18/2008Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/29/2008Reported from Local Government with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2008Read second time
02/01/2008Reading of amendments waived
02/01/2008Committee amendments agreed to
02/01/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended SB740E
02/01/2008Printed as engrossed 083248300-E
02/04/2008Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2008Communicated to House
02/11/2008Placed on Calendar
02/11/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/22/2008Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendments (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2008Read second time
02/26/2008Read third time
02/26/2008Committee amendments agreed to
02/26/2008Engrossed by House as amended
02/26/2008Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/26/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/28/2008House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/03/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB740ER)
03/03/2008Signed by Speaker
03/04/2008Signed by President
03/12/2008Governor's recommendation received by Senate
03/12/2008Placed on Calendar
03/13/2008Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (37-Y 0-N)
03/13/2008House concurred in Governor's recommendation (97-Y 0-N)
03/13/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
03/13/2008G Governor's recommendation adopted
03/13/2008Reenrolled bill text (SB740ER2)
03/13/2008Signed by President as reenrolled
03/13/2008Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
03/13/2008Enacted, Chapter 648 (effective 7/1/08)
03/14/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 648 (effective 7/1/08)
03/18/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0648)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1496.