Oyster replenishment tax; penalties. (HB1400)

Introduced By

Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale) with support from 10 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. Ed Scott (R-Culpeper), Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon), Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac), Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville), Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Oyster replenishment tax; penalties. Reorganizes, clarifies, and renames the oyster replenishment tax system as a system of oyster resource user fees. In addition to repealing four Code sections, the bill replaces the former price-based replenishment tax with a volume-based oyster resource user fee, specifying that no harvester shall pay more than one such fee per year. The bill removes the exemption from licensing requirements for an oyster grounds leaseholder, distinguishes from other fees the license fee to be paid by a person who buys from the catcher oysters caught from the public grounds, simplifies the description of the fisheries data that harvesters and others are required to record, simplifies the prohibition on carrying oysters out of state without a permit, and removes certain oyster inspection tax provisions. The bill also makes technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/17/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101389D
12/17/2012Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/16/2013Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2013Read first time
01/18/2013Read first time
01/18/2013Read second time
01/18/2013Committee amendment agreed to
01/18/2013Engrossed by House as amended HB1400E
01/18/2013Printed as engrossed 13101389D-E
01/21/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (87-Y 0-N)
01/21/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (87-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/22/2013Referred to Committee on Finance
01/23/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1400E)
02/05/2013Reported from Finance (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2013Read third time
02/07/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1400ER)
02/11/2013Signed by Speaker
02/12/2013Signed by President
02/13/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1400ER)
02/20/2013Governor's recommendation received by House
02/20/2013Placed on Calendar
02/22/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 38 (effective 7/1/13)
02/22/2013House concurred in Governor's recommendation (99-Y 0-N)
02/22/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2013Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2013G Governor's recommendation adopted
02/22/2013Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
02/22/2013Signed by President as reenrolled
02/22/2013Reenrolled bill text (HB1400ER2)
02/22/2013Enacted, Chapter 38 (effective 7/1/13)
02/22/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0038)
02/28/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1400ER2)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.