Muzzle-loading rifle season; persons to wear certain blaze orange clothing. (HB857)

Introduced By

Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Hunting with a muzzleloading rifle; blaze orange clothing. Removes the exception allowing those hunting during the special season for hunting deer with a muzzleloading rifle to refrain from wearing certain blaze orange clothing. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101338D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/17/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB857)
01/20/2014Assigned ACNRsub: Natural Resources
01/22/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 1-N)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB857)
01/29/2014Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2014Committee substitute printed 14103969D-H1
01/30/2014Read first time
01/31/2014Read second time
01/31/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14103969D-H1
01/31/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB857H1
02/03/2014Read third time and passed House (92-Y 6-N)
02/03/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2014Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/04/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB857H1)
02/13/2014Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/18/2014Read third time
02/18/2014Passed Senate (36-Y 4-N)
02/20/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB857ER)
02/20/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB857ER)
02/20/2014Signed by Speaker
02/22/2014Signed by President
03/05/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 140 (effective 7/1/14)
03/05/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0140)


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 45 seconds.