Dan River; designates 15-mile segment as component of Virginia Scenic Rivers System. (HB1397)

Introduced By

Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville) with support from co-patron Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Scenic river designation. Designates a 15-mile segment of the Dan River as a component of the Virginia Scenic Rivers System. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/17/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100975D
12/17/2012Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1397)
01/16/2013Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2013Read first time
01/18/2013Read first time
01/18/2013Read second time and engrossed
01/21/2013Read third time and passed House (74-Y 13-N)
01/21/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (74-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/22/2013Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/07/2013Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2013Read third time
02/12/2013Passed Senate (31-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1397ER)
02/18/2013Signed by Speaker
02/19/2013Signed by President
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1397ER)
03/23/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 705 (effective 7/1/13)
03/23/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0705)


This bill mentions Danville, Pittsylvania.


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 50 seconds.


Stephen writes:

If this keeps the river banks open to the public i'm all for it, but likely theres more to this bill, like maybe the writer of the bill, or a campaign contributor live next to it.

Bruce Hedrick writes:

Stephen is totally wrong. It's completely a ceremonial naming.