Vessel operation; law-enforcement officers prohibited from stopping, etc., without probable cause. (SB1439)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Vessel operation; probable cause. Prohibits law enforcement officers from stopping, boarding, or inspecting a noncommercial vessel without probable cause to believe that there exists a violation of boating safety regulations adopted by the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/23/2015Presented and ordered printed
01/23/2015Presented and ordered printed 15103025D
01/23/2015Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/28/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1439)
01/29/2015Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2015Read second time
02/03/2015Reading of amendments waived
02/03/2015Committee amendments agreed to
02/03/2015Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1439E
02/03/2015Printed as engrossed 15103025D-E
02/04/2015Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1439E)
02/09/2015Placed on Calendar
02/09/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/10/2015Assigned ACNRsub: Natural Resources
02/17/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/24/2015Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources