Menhaden fishery; management. (SB1464)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac) with support from co-patron Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Management of the menhaden fishery. Authorizes the Governor to implement by proclamation a revised quota for menhaden landings if the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission acts to increase the total allowable landings during a specific time period and removes a general set of proclamation requirements. The bill also removes the July 1, 2016, sunset date for management of the menhaden fishery and includes an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


02/16/2015Introduced at the request of Governor
02/16/2015Presented and ordered printed with emergency clause 15105035D
02/16/2015Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/16/2015Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015Read first time
02/18/2015Read second time and engrossed
02/19/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1464)
02/19/2015Read third time and passed Senate (33-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Placed on Calendar
02/23/2015Read first time
02/23/2015Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/23/2015Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (16-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Read second time
02/25/2015Passed by temporarily
02/25/2015Read third time
02/25/2015Pending question ordered
02/25/2015Passed House (80-Y 18-N)
02/25/2015VOTE: PASSAGE EMERGENCY (80-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/25/2015Passed House (82-Y 12-N 1-A)
02/25/2015VOTE: PASSAGE EMERGENCY #2 (82-Y 12-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1464ER)
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 (SB1464ER)
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 493 (effective 3/23/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0493)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 9 minutes.