Hunter education program; establishes a full-time position for each administrative region in DGIF. (HB538)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Hunter education program.  Eliminates the six full-time hunter education positions within the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The bill provides instead that the Department will administratively support the statewide delivery of the hunter education course. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101734D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/18/2012Assigned ACNRsub: Natural Resources
01/25/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/25/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB538)
02/01/2012Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Read first time
02/03/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2012Read third time and passed House (97-Y 0-N)
02/06/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2012Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/16/2012Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendments (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2012Read third time
02/21/2012Reading of amendments waived
02/21/2012Committee amendments agreed to
02/21/2012Passed by for the day
02/22/2012Read third time
02/22/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/22/2012Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012Placed on Calendar
02/24/2012Senate amendments agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/24/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB538ER)
03/01/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB538ER)
03/01/2012Signed by Speaker
03/03/2012Signed by President
04/09/2012Governor's recommendation received by House
04/17/2012Placed on Calendar
04/18/2012House concurred in Governor's recommendation (95-Y 0-N)
04/18/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/2012Reenrolled bill text (HB538ER2)
04/18/2012Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/2012Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0763)
04/18/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 763 (effective 7/1/12)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.


George Wise writes:

As a hunter educator for VDGIF, I think this will complicate our customer service and program delivery, especially for the western half of the state.