Menhaden fishery; extends sunset provision for management of fishery. (SB49)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Management of the menhaden fishery. Extends the sunset date for management of the menhaden fishery from January 1, 2015, to July 1, 2016. The provisions of the program enacted in 2014 that would be extended include (i) criteria for qualifying for a limited entry purse seine bait license, (ii) the allocation of the total allowable landings, (iii) administration of the management program, (iv) reporting requirements, (v) biological sampling, (vi) license fees, (vii) Commissioner of the Marine Resources Commission's authority, and (viii) annual closure of the fishery. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/17/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101478D
12/17/2013Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/16/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB49)
01/23/2014Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB49)
01/23/2014Committee substitute printed 14104385D-S1
01/24/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB49S1)
01/27/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/28/2014Passed by for the day
01/29/2014Read second time
01/29/2014Reading of substitute waived
01/29/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104385D-S1
01/29/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB49S1
01/30/2014Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014Placed on Calendar
02/07/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/12/2014Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2014Read second time
02/14/2014Read third time
02/14/2014Passed House (93-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/14/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (93-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/18/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB49ER)
02/18/2014Signed by Speaker
02/20/2014Signed by President
02/20/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB49ER)
03/03/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 104 (effective -see bill)
03/03/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0104)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.