Blackwater River; designates portion thereof as component of State Scenic Rivers System. (SB17)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Sen. Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Scenic river.  Designates a portion of the Blackwater River as a component of the Virginia Scenic Rivers System. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/23/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101179D
12/23/2009Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/15/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB17)
01/18/2010Committee substitute printed 10104316D-S1
01/18/2010Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2010Read second time
01/20/2010Reading of substitute waived
01/20/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104316D-S1
01/20/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB17S1
01/21/2010Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB17S1)
02/03/2010Placed on Calendar
02/03/2010Read first time
02/03/2010Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/17/2010Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2010Read second time
02/19/2010Passed by for the day
02/22/2010Read third time
02/22/2010Committee amendment rejected
02/22/2010Amendments by Delegate Spruill agreed to
02/22/2010Engrossed by House as amended
02/22/2010Passed House with amendments (98-Y 0-N)
02/22/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2010House amendments rejected by Senate (2-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2010Reconsideration of House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2010House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB17ER)
03/01/2010Signed by Speaker
03/02/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB17ER)
03/02/2010Signed by President
03/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 139 (effective 7/1/10)
03/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0139)


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 20 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB136, SB94, HB890 and HB951.