Foxes; using GPS device to manage dogs while hunting, may also use GPS while hunting other game. (HB1829)

Introduced By

Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Using a GPS device to manage dogs in pursuit of foxes. Allows hunters to use a GPS (Global Positioning System) or other electronic tracking device to manage dogs that are hunting or pursuing a fox. Current law distinguishes actually following a dog from "managing" the dog, but it does not explain what managing might encompass. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101663D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/16/2013Assigned ACNRsub: Natural Resources
01/16/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/23/2013Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2013Committee substitute printed 13104111D-H1
01/24/2013Read first time
01/25/2013Read second time
01/25/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104111D-H1
01/25/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1829H1
01/28/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/28/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2013Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/01/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1829)
02/01/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1829H1)
02/07/2013Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2013Read third time
02/12/2013Passed by for the day
02/13/2013Read third time
02/13/2013Passed by for the day
02/14/2013Read third time
02/14/2013Floor substitute printed 13105205D-S1 (Petersen)
02/14/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2013Chair rules substitute offered by Senator Petersen out of order 13105205D-S1
02/14/2013Ruling of Chair Sustained (20-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1829ER)
02/20/2013Signed by Speaker
02/20/2013Signed by President
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1829ER)
03/14/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 345 (effective 7/1/13)
03/14/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0345)


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 11 minutes.