Shenandoah National Park, Commission on Reconveyance of; established, report. (HB16)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commission on the Reconveyance of Shenandoah National Park established; report; authority of Governor. Creates the Commission on the Reconveyance of Shenandoah National Park to develop recommendations regarding any proposed reconveyance of Shenandoah National Park by the United States government to the Commonwealth. The bill authorizes the Governor to accept a proposed reconveyance and to establish as a state park any lands conveyed. The act establishing the Commission will not become effective unless an appropriation of funds effectuating the purpose of the act is included in the general appropriation act passed during the 2014 Regular Session of the General Assembly that becomes law. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/19/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100400D
11/19/2013Referred to Committee on Rules
01/17/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB16)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB16)
01/31/2014Tabled in Rules


Daniel P. McCauley writes:

This appears to be nothing more than a make-work project for legislators. Nearly all members of the commission will be legislators who will be compensated for meeting times and other expenses. The sunset provision of running out in 2017 will ensure that legislators collect money for studying something that may never happen.

Is this the best way to spend our state taxes?