Forestry permits; State Forester require person who fishes, rides mountain bikes, etc., to obtain. (SB1473)

Introduced By

Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Forestry permit. Authorizes the State Forester to require a person to obtain a permit to fish, ride a mountain bike, or ride a horse on lands under the control of the Department of Forestry. Currently, the Department requires a permit to hunt or trap on such lands. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/21/2009Presented and ordered printed 093958810
01/21/2009Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/30/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1473)
02/02/2009Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendments (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Read second time
02/04/2009Reading of amendments waived
02/04/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/04/2009Passed by for the day
02/05/2009Read second time
02/05/2009Passed by for the day
02/06/2009Read second time
02/06/2009Reading of amendment waived
02/06/2009Amendment by Senator Petersen agreed to
02/06/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1473E
02/06/2009Printed as engrossed 093958810-E
02/09/2009Read third time and passed Senate (33-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Passed Senate (31-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/13/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1473E)
02/18/2009Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Read second time
02/20/2009Passed by for the day
02/23/2009Passed by for the day
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Committee amendment agreed to
02/24/2009Engrossed by House as amended
02/24/2009Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009House amendment agreed to by Senate (30-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1473ER)
03/10/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/12/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1473ER)
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 297 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0297)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.