Mineral rights; presumption of ownereship. (SB150)

Introduced By

Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Presumption of ownership of mineral rights.  Adds the rights to transport coal, gas, and oil to those rights presumed to be held by the owner of the shell. Current law provides only the right to transport minerals. Amends § 55-154.2, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


02/08/2012: Failed to Pass in Committee


  • 01/10/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102326D
  • 01/10/2012 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 01/19/2012 Impact statement from DPB (SB150)
  • 02/08/2012 Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)