State forest lands; special use permits. (SB559)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Special use permits.  Authorizes the State Forester to issue the special use permit for certain activities on state forest lands without the approval of the Board of Forestry. The bill expands the requirement for a permit for mountain biking to all bike riding. The existing $15 fee is removed; instead it is left to the Department to set the fee through the regulatory process. The bill also removes the option of the State Forester to issue a separate license to trap on state forest lands. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/16/2012Presented and ordered printed 12103972D
01/16/2012Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/24/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB559)
01/26/2012Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2012Read second time
01/31/2012Reading of amendment waived
01/31/2012Committee amendment agreed to
01/31/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended SB559E
01/31/2012Printed as engrossed 12103972D-E
02/01/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB559E)
02/01/2012Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/20/2012Assigned ACNRsub: Natural Resources
02/22/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/29/2012Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Read second time
03/02/2012Read third time
03/02/2012Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/02/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB559ER)
03/07/2012Signed by Speaker
03/08/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB559ER)
03/08/2012Signed by President
03/30/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 484 (effective 7/1/12)
03/30/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0484)