Blue catfish; introduction, stocking, and release of Blue catfish, exception. (HB2240)

Introduced By

Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale) with support from co-patrons Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg), Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), and Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Introduction, stocking, and release of blue catfish; penalty. Makes it unlawful for any person to introduce into, stock in, or release into waters of the Commonwealth the blue catfish; however, the blue catfish may be released into the same water body in which it was caught. A violation of the provisions of the bill is a Class 2 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2015Presented and ordered printed 15101289D
01/19/2015Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/26/2015Assigned ACNRsub: Chesapeake
01/26/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2240)
01/29/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
02/04/2015Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Read first time
02/06/2015Read second time and engrossed
02/09/2015Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/09/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-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 (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Read third time
02/24/2015Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2240ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/09/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2240ER)
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 470 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0470)