Blue crabs; Marine Resources Commission to manage harvesting in Albemarle and Currituck counties. (HB238)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Management of blue crabs.  Specifies that the Marine Resources Commission, and not the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, is empowered to manage the recreational and commercial harvesting of blue crabs in the Albemarle and Currituck watersheds. Amends § 28.2-101, § 29.1-109, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101140D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/17/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB238)
01/18/2012Assigned ACNRsub: Chesapeake
02/02/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
02/08/2012Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2012Committee substitute printed 12105079D-H1
02/09/2012Read first time
02/10/2012Passed by for the day
02/13/2012Read second time
02/13/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105079D-H1
02/13/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB238H1
02/14/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2012Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/20/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB238H1)
03/01/2012Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2012Read third time
03/06/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB238ER)
03/09/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB238ER)
03/09/2012Signed by Speaker
03/10/2012Signed by President
04/04/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 595 (effective 7/1/12)
04/04/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0595)


Waldo Jaquith writes:

This is an inaccurately titled bill. It is not about "Albemarle and Currituck counties." (Albemarle County is in Central Virginia, nowhere near the ocean. Currituck County in in northeast North Carolina, including part of the Outer Banks.) Instead, this bill is about the Albemarle and Currituck watersheds.