Commercial fisheries; provides for state and local tax, regulatory relief, and preservation thereof. (HB2263)

Introduced By

Del. Harvey Morgan (R-Gloucester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State and local tax and regulatory relief for, and preservation of, commercial fisheries.  Provides for tax and regulatory relief for and preservation of commercial fisheries by (i) including waterfront land used for commercial fisheries in property eligible for land preservation income tax credits; (ii) permitting localities to create commercial fisheries zones in which businesses may receive relief from local license taxes, fees, and regulations; (iii) creating as a separate class of property for personal property tax rate purposes property primarily designed for and used by commercial fisheries; and (iv)establishing procedures for creating a covenant to preserve the permanent availability and affordability of real property for commercial fisheries businesses. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103748D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/25/2011Assigned ACNRsub: #3 Chesapeake
01/27/2011Subcommittee recommends striking from docket
02/08/2011Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources