Noncommercial vessels; reasonable suspicion. (HB1298)

Introduced By

Del. Rick Morris (R-Carrollton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Noncommercial vessels; probable cause. Requires conservation police officers, Marine Resources Commission inspectors, and other law-enforcement officers to have probable cause before stopping, boarding, or inspecting a noncommercial vessel on the navigable waters of the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/05/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100733D
11/05/2014Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/19/2015Assigned ACNRsub: Natural Resources
01/26/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1298)
01/28/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 3-N)
02/04/2015Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Committee substitute printed 15104303D-H1
02/05/2015Read first time
02/05/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1298H1)
02/06/2015Read second time
02/06/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104303D-H1
02/06/2015Amendment by Delegate Morris agreed to
02/06/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1298EH1
02/06/2015Printed as engrossed 15104303D-EH1
02/08/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1298EH1)
02/09/2015Read third time and passed House (68-Y 26-N)
02/09/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (68-Y 26-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2015Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/19/2015Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Committee substitute printed 15105279D-S1
02/23/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1298S1)
02/23/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Read third time
02/24/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/24/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15105279D-S1
02/24/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1298S1
02/24/2015Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Placed on Calendar
02/25/2015Senate substitute rejected by House 15105279D-S1 (1-Y 95-N)
02/25/2015VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 95-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2015Senate insisted on amendments (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2015Senate insisted on substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2015Senate requested conference committee
02/26/2015House acceded to request
02/26/2015Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2015Delegates: Morris, Hodges, Murphy
02/26/2015Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2015Senators: Stuart, Stanley, Lewis
02/27/2015C Amended by conference committee
02/27/2015Conference substitute printed 15105652D-H2
02/27/2015Conference report agreed to by House (88-Y 10-N)
02/27/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (88-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2015Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1298H2)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1298ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/17/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1298ER)
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 484 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0484)


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.