Oysters; sterile non-native; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to support responsible cultivation. (SJ411)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland) with support from 19 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Chuck Colgan (D-Manassas), Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax), Sen. Robert Hurt (R-Chatham), Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield), Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville), Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest), Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg), Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg), Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax), Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon), Sen. Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville), Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield), Sen. Ralph Smith (R-Roanoke), Sen. Ken Stolle (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Walter Stosch (R-Glen Allen), Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. William Wampler (R-Bristol)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Supporting introduction of non-native oyster; resolution. Encourages the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to support the introduction of genetically sterile non-native oysters as part of its management scheme. Read the Bill »


02/06/2009: passed committee


02/04/2009Unanimous consent to introduce
02/04/2009Presented and ordered printed 093975333
02/04/2009Referred to Committee on Rules
02/06/2009Reported from Rules
02/09/2009Reading waived (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Read second time and engrossed
02/10/2009Reading waived (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Rejected by Senate (16-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)


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 9 minutes.