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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


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