HB136: Duck blinds; damaged stationary blinds in Virginia Beach, notification to DGIF.


VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY -- CHAPTER
An Act to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 29.1-345.2, relating to damaged stationary duck blinds in the City of Virginia Beach; civil penalty.
[H 136]
Approved
 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 29.1-345.2 as follows:

§ 29.1-345.2. Damaged stationary blinds in Virginia Beach; civil penalty.

Any licensee who has a stationary blind located in the City of Virginia Beach that has been abandoned or does not meet the requirements for a blind set forth in § 29.1-341 shall place a PVC pipe marker with reflecting tape or gear six feet above mean low water at the site of the blind and shall immediately notify the Department that the blind has been marked in accordance with this section. The failure to place such a reflective marker within seven days of discovery of the blind's condition or within seven days of notification by the Department of the requirement to place a reflective marker shall subject the owner of the blind to a civil penalty not to exceed $100. All civil penalties assessed under this section shall be deposited in the Motorboat and Water Safety Fund of the Game Protection Fund and used as provided for in § 29.1-701.


HOUSE BILL NO. 136
House Amendments in [ ] --January 29, 2016
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 29.1-345.2, relating to damaged stationary duck blinds in the City of Virginia Beach; civil penalty.
Patron Prior to Engrossment--Delegate Knight

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 29.1-345.2 as follows:

§ 29.1-345.2. Damaged stationary blinds in Virginia Beach; civil penalty.

Any licensee who has a stationary blind located in the City of Virginia Beach that has been abandoned, is in a state of disrepair, or does not meet the requirements for a blind set forth in § 29.1-341 shall place a PVC pipe marker with reflecting tape or gear six feet above mean low water at the site of the blind and shall immediately notify the Department that the blind has been marked in accordance with this section. The failure to place such a reflective marker within  [ 48 hours seven days ] of discovery of the blind's condition or within [ 48 hours seven days ] of notification by the Department of the requirement to place a reflective marker shall subject the owner of the blind to a civil penalty not to exceed $100. Each day of violation shall constitute a separate offense. All civil penalties assessed under this section shall be deposited in the Motorboat and Water Safety Fund of the Game Protection Fund and used as provided for in § 29.1-701.

HOUSE BILL NO. 136

Offered January 13, 2016
Prefiled December 18, 2015
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 29.1-345.2, relating to damaged stationary duck blinds in the City of Virginia Beach; civil penalty.
Patron-- Knight

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 29.1-345.2 as follows:

§ 29.1-345.2. Damaged stationary blinds in Virginia Beach; civil penalty.

Any licensee who has a stationary blind located in the City of Virginia Beach that has been abandoned, is in a state of disrepair, or does not meet the requirements for a blind set forth in § 29.1-341 shall place a PVC pipe marker with reflecting tape or gear six feet above mean low water at the site of the blind and shall immediately notify the Department that the blind has been marked in accordance with this section. The failure to place such a reflective marker within 48 hours of discovery of the blind's condition or within 48 hours of notification by the Department of the requirement to place a reflective marker shall subject the owner of the blind to a civil penalty not to exceed $100. Each day of violation shall constitute a separate offense. All civil penalties assessed under this section shall be deposited in the Motorboat and Water Safety Fund of the Game Protection Fund and used as provided for in § 29.1-701.