Boating safety course; persons who possess valid Va. seafood landing license, etc., exempted. (HB650)

Introduced By

Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale) with support from co-patrons Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna), and Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Boating safety course. Exempts persons 45 years of age or older on July 1, 2014, from having to pass a boating safety education course in order to operate a motorboat, if they possess a currently valid motorboat registration certificate. The bill also exempts persons who hold various landings and aquaculture licenses and permits from the Virginia Marine Resources Commission from the requirements of the boater safety education course. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103187D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/13/2014Assigned ACNRsub: Natural Resources
01/15/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 3-N)
01/16/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB650)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB650)
02/05/2014Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (19-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2014Committee substitute printed 14104049D-H1
02/06/2014Read first time
02/06/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB650H1)
02/07/2014Read second time
02/07/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104049D-H1
02/07/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB650H1
02/10/2014Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
02/10/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2014Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/27/2014Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2014Read third time
03/04/2014Passed by for the day
03/05/2014Read third time
03/05/2014Passed by for the day
03/06/2014Read third time
03/06/2014Reading of amendments waived
03/06/2014Amendments by Senator Stuart agreed to (21-Y 18-N)
03/06/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/06/2014Passed Senate with amendments (34-Y 5-N)
03/06/2014Placed on Calendar
03/06/2014Senate amendments rejected by House (0-Y 88-N)
03/06/2014VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 88-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2014Senate insisted on amendments (39-Y 0-N)
03/06/2014Senate requested conference committee
03/06/2014House acceded to request
03/06/2014Conferees appointed by Senate
03/06/2014Senators: Stuart, Lewis, Petersen
03/06/2014Conferees appointed by House
03/06/2014Delegates: Ransone, Scott, James
03/08/2014C Amended by conference committee
03/08/2014Conference substitute printed 14105646D-H2
03/08/2014Conference report agreed to by Senate (35-Y 3-N)
03/08/2014Pending question ordered
03/08/2014Conference report agreed to by House (63-Y 35-N)
03/08/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (63-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB650H2)
03/17/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB650ER)
03/17/2014Signed by President
03/18/2014Signed by Speaker
03/20/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB650ER)
04/07/2014Governor's recommendation received by House
04/22/2014Placed on Calendar
04/23/2014House concurred in Governor's recommendation #'s 1, 2 and 3 (95-Y 0-N)
04/23/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N)
04/23/2014Pending question ordered
04/23/2014House rejected Governor's recommendation # 4 (40-Y 55-N)
04/23/2014VOTE: REJECTED (40-Y 55-N)
04/23/2014Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation #'s 1, 2 and 3 (39-Y 0-N)
04/23/2014G Governor's recommendation adopted in-part
04/23/2014Communicated to Governor
04/23/2014Reenrolled bill text (HB650ER2)
04/23/2014Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/23/2014Signed by President as reenrolled
05/23/2014G Vetoed by Governor


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 7 clips in all, totaling 54 minutes.