Water safety zones; authorizes marine patrol divisions of police in Tidewater localities to patrol. (SB398)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Water safety zones.  Authorizes marine patrol divisions of police departments in Tidewater localities to patrol those tidal waters that have been designated as federal safety zones and federal restricted areas. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101189D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/18/2010Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 0-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 amendment waived
01/20/2010Amendment by Senator Wagner agreed to
01/20/2010Engrossed by Senate as amended SB398E
01/20/2010Printed as engrossed 10101189D-E
01/21/2010Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Placed on Calendar
02/03/2010Read first time
02/03/2010Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/16/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB398E)
02/17/2010Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2010Read second time
02/19/2010Read third time
02/19/2010Amendments by Delegate Iaquinto agreed to
02/19/2010Engrossed by House as amended
02/19/2010Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/19/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2010House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB398ER)
03/01/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB398ER)
03/01/2010Signed by Speaker
03/02/2010Signed by President
03/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 153 (effective 7/1/10)
03/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0153)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB296.