Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Compact; removes authorization for State's membership. (SB18)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Fishery compact.  Removes authorization for Virginia's membership in the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Compact. The purpose of the Compact is to promote better utilization of the marine, shell, and anadromous fisheries of the Atlantic seaboard through the development of a joint program for the promotion and protection of such fisheries and by the prevention of the physical waste of the fisheries from any cause. If any state desires to remove itself from the Compact, it must send a six months' notice in writing to the member states of its intention to withdraw from the Compact. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/28/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102972D
12/28/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/20/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB18)
02/02/2012Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Rereferred to Finance
02/09/2012Continued to 2013 in Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
11/30/2012Left in Finance