Snakes; DGIF may authorize use of snake exclusion devices by public utilities. (HB1311)

Introduced By

Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Killing or trapping of snakes. Allows a public utility to kill or trap snakes found at the utility's transmission or distribution facilities. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/21/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104170D
01/21/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/27/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1311)
02/01/2016Assigned to sub: Natural Resources
02/01/2016Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
02/03/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/10/2016Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Committee substitute printed 16105106D-H1
02/11/2016Read first time
02/12/2016Read second time
02/12/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105106D-H1
02/12/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1311H1
02/15/2016Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
02/15/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-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 (HB1311H1)
02/25/2016Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-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 (HB1311ER)
03/02/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1311ER)
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
03/11/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 372 (effective 7/1/16)
03/11/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0372)
03/11/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text reprinted (CHAP0372)