Accident reports by watercraft passengers; person 16 years of age or older required to give notice. (HB2242)

Introduced By

Del. William Barlow (D-Smithfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Accident reports by watercraft passengers. In any case in which the operator of a vessel fails to give the notice or make the report of an accident as required by 29.1-739, every person 16 years of age or older in the vessel with the operator at the time of any accident in which a person is injured or killed, who has knowledge of the accident, shall have a duty to ensure that a report is made within 24 hours from the time of the accident to a law-enforcement officer of the Commonwealth, conservation police officer, or Marine Resources Commission inspector. Any person who has such a duty and fails to file the report as required herein is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098469690
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/19/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2242)
01/28/2009Stricken from docket by Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources