Endangered and threatened species; Board of Game and Inland Fisheries to adopt regulations. (SB982)

Introduced By

Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Endangered and threatened species.  Authorizes the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries to adopt regulations that allow the (i) taking, possession, exportation, transportation, or release of fish or wildlife within or among designated experimental populations of a specific species, within the context of an approved conservation plan for the species; and (ii) incidental taking of certain endangered or threatened species of fish and wildlife as long as the project enhances the long-term survival of the species and the taking is at a minimum level. The bill exempts the incidental taking of animals from designated experimental populations from the currently authorized prohibitions and penalties. Currently, the Board may permit the taking, transportation, exportation or possession of any endangered or threatened species of fish or wildlife only for zoological, educational, scientific, or preservation purposes. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101353D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/17/2011Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2011Read second time and engrossed
01/20/2011Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2011Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2011Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/09/2011Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2011Read second time
02/11/2011Read third time
02/11/2011Passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/11/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2011Enrolled
02/15/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB982ER)
02/15/2011Signed by Speaker
02/16/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB982ER)
02/16/2011Signed by President
03/10/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 47 (effective 7/1/11)
03/10/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0047)

Video

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 45 seconds.