Hunting permit, special; issued to patients from veterans or military hospitals. (HB1618)

Introduced By

Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Special hunting permit. Allows the Director of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to permit any organized group of patients residing in or receiving outpatient treatment from a veterans or military hospital to hunt without having to obtain a license on any lands of the Commonwealth where it is otherwise legal to do so. Currently, the Director may only issue a special permit to allow such a group of persons to fish without a license in the public waters of the Commonwealth. Amends § 29.1-312, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 11/19/2008 Committee
  • 11/19/2008 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 093051638
  • 11/19/2008 Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
  • 01/16/2009 Impact statement from DPB (HB1618)
  • 01/21/2009 Assigned ACNRsub: #2 Natural Resource
  • 01/21/2009 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
  • 01/28/2009 Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/28/2009 Committee substitute printed 093978638-H1
  • 01/29/2009 Read first time
  • 01/30/2009 Impact statement from DPB (HB1618H1)
  • 01/30/2009 Read second time
  • 01/30/2009 Committee substitute agreed to 093978638-H1
  • 01/30/2009 Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1618H1
  • 02/02/2009 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
  • 02/02/2009 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/02/2009 Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
  • 02/02/2009 Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
  • 02/02/2009 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/03/2009 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/03/2009 Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
  • 02/09/2009 Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/10/2009 Passed by for the day
  • 02/11/2009 Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/12/2009 Read third time
  • 02/12/2009 Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/16/2009 Enrolled
  • 02/16/2009 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1618ER)
  • 02/16/2009 Impact statement from DPB (HB1618ER)
  • 02/17/2009 Signed by Speaker
  • 02/17/2009 Signed by President
  • 02/23/2009 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 5 (effective 7/1/09)
  • 02/23/2009 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0005)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 25 seconds.


This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.