Crabbing area; clarifies boundaries where taking or catching of crabs is prohibited. (HB1886)

Introduced By

Del. Paula Miller (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prohibited crabbing area.  Clarifies the boundaries of the area where the taking or catching of crabs is prohibited.

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Bill Has Passed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101477D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/26/2011Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2011Read first time
01/28/2011Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/31/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/14/2011Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Read third time
02/16/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1886ER)
02/22/2011Signed by Speaker
02/23/2011Signed by President
03/16/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 217 (effective 7/1/11)
03/16/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0217)


Jeffrey k Churchill writes:

I think its wrong to keep something from people thats a natural resource.Nature has a way to balance its own ecosystem without the help of man.The problem lies with greed of greedy people or people who want to control all things from people who dont have the money or resources to obtain land next to major tributaries.there is no way the average crabber or angler can exhaust the crab or fish population,the large fishing companies and commercial crabbers are the problem but now they want to pass laws to take away my right to survive off the land I was born to.When you make it hard for honest people to make an honest living you create new criminals.We have to become more involved with the passing of these laws that effect everyone.