Meherrin River; designates 17.8-mile segment as component of Virginia Scenic Rivers System (HB1753)

Introduced By

Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria) with support from co-patron Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Scenic river. Adds the 17.8-mile segment of the Meherrin River lying within Mecklenberg and Lunenburg Counties as a component of the Virginia Scenic Rivers System. The Meherrin River within Brunswick County, a distance of approximately 37 miles, adjoins the new segment and is designated as a scenic river by current law, making the total distance designated as a scenic river approximately 54.8 miles. The bill provides that nothing in the amended section shall preclude the Commonwealth or a local governing body from constructing, reconstructing, or performing necessary maintenance on any road or bridge. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103162D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/16/2013Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1753)
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 (73-Y 14-N)
01/21/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (73-Y 14-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 (10-Y 1-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 (30-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1753ER)
02/18/2013Signed by Speaker
02/19/2013Signed by President
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1753ER)
03/14/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 341 (effective 7/1/13)
03/14/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0341)


This bill mentions Mecklenburg, Greensville, Brunswick, Lunenburg.


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.