Fur-bearing animals; landowner may trap, etc., upon his land during closed season if damaging. (HB2099)

Introduced By

Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Shooting of muskrats and raccoons. Allows a landowner to (i) shoot muskrats and raccoons upon his own land during the closed season without having to obtain a kill permit from the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and (ii) trap beaver, muskrat, and raccoons upon his own land during the closed season. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103356D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/16/2013Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2013Committee substitute printed 13104076D-H1
01/17/2013Read first time
01/18/2013Read first time
01/18/2013Read second time
01/18/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104076D-H1
01/18/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2099H1
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 Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/23/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2099H1)
02/07/2013Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-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 Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2099ER)
02/18/2013Signed by Speaker
02/19/2013Signed by President
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2099ER)
03/14/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 349 (effective 7/1/13)
03/14/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0349)


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 1 minute.


orv writes:

Steeel leg hold traps are very cruel and barbaric and should be outlawed.