Zebra mussels; education program. (HB1115)

Introduced By

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church) with support from co-patron Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Zebra mussels; education program. Requires the Director of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to establish a program of education in methods of preventing zebra mussels or other nonindigenous aquatic nuisance species from infesting Virginia waters. The bill requires the program to include cleaning and draining guidelines, designated dry times, a standard boat inspection form, and public outreach. The bill allows the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries to deliver the education program through the mandatory boating safety education program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103666D
01/13/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/25/2016Assigned to sub: Natural Resources
01/25/2016Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
01/27/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1115)
02/03/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/10/2016Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendments (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Read first time
02/12/2016Read second time
02/12/2016Committee amendments agreed to
02/12/2016Engrossed by House as amended HB1115E
02/12/2016Printed as engrossed 16103666D-E
02/15/2016Read third time and passed House (80-Y 19-N)
02/15/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (80-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/17/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1115E)
02/25/2016Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2016Read third time
03/01/2016Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1115ER)
03/02/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1115ER)
03/02/2016Signed by Speaker
03/05/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/05/2016Signed by President
03/07/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/7/16
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
03/29/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 540 (effective 7/1/16)
03/29/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0540)