Duck blinds; limits placement by riparian landowners in Back Bay. (HB175)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach), and Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Riparian blinds in Back Bay.  Limits the placement of duck blinds by riparian landowners in Back Bay to the riparian's shoreline at mean low water but allows blinds erected and licensed by riparian owners in 2011 to remain at their current locations. Amends § 29.1-344, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100899D
01/09/2012Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/17/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB175)
01/18/2012Assigned ACNRsub: Natural Resources
01/25/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/01/2012Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Read first time
02/03/2012Read second time
02/03/2012Committee amendments agreed to
02/03/2012Engrossed by House as amended HB175E
02/03/2012Printed as engrossed 12100899D-E
02/06/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/06/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2012Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/07/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB175E)
02/16/2012Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2012Read third time
02/21/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB175ER)
02/24/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB175ER)
02/24/2012Signed by Speaker
02/27/2012Signed by President
03/13/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 227 (effective 7/1/12)
03/13/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0227)


This bill mentions Virginia Beach.


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 1 minute.