Hunting; practice of falconry, penalty. (HB1442)

Introduced By

Del. Harvey Morgan (R-Gloucester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Hunting; practice of falconry; penalty.  Updates state laws on the practice of falconry by (i) removing the limit on possession to three raptors, (ii) broadening the penalty that applies to the intentional removal of transmitting collars on dogs to include any transmitting device on raptors, and (iii) extending the rights of those hunting with dogs that permit the retrieval of such dogs from prohibited lands to those hunting with raptors. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/15/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100381D
11/15/2010Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/19/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1442)
01/19/2011Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2011Read first time
01/21/2011Read second time and engrossed
01/24/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/24/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
01/25/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/04/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/14/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Read third time
02/16/2011Reading of amendments waived
02/16/2011Committee amendments agreed to
02/16/2011Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/16/2011Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Placed on Calendar
02/18/2011Senate amendments agreed to by House (92-Y 0-N)
02/18/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (92-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1442ER)
02/24/2011Signed by Speaker
02/24/2011Signed by President
02/25/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1442ER)
02/26/2011Signed by President
03/16/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 191 (effective 7/1/11)
03/16/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0191)


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 2 minutes.