Conservation police officers; certain officers of Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. (HB315)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Conservation police officers; retirement. Provides that any conservation police officer who (i) has at least 20 years of service as a conservation police officer, (ii) is a full-time sworn member of the enforcement division of the Department of Game and Inland fisheries prior to January 1, 2016, and (iii) is transitioned to a civilian position on January 1, 2016, by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries shall be considered a retired law-enforcement officer for the purposes of (i) obtaining a photo identification card, (ii) being excluded from the prohibition on carrying concealed weapons and fee for a concealed handgun permit, and (iii) purchasing a service weapon. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102272D
01/05/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/13/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Natural Resources
01/13/2016Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee Natural Resources
01/13/2016Assigned ACNR sub:
01/14/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB315)
01/20/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
01/27/2016Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2016Committee substitute printed 16104471D-H1
01/28/2016Read first time
01/29/2016Read second time
01/29/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16104471D-H1
01/29/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB315H1
01/29/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB315H1)
02/01/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/01/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2016Referred to Committee on Finance
02/16/2016Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2016Read third time
02/18/2016Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB315ER)
02/19/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB315ER)
02/19/2016Signed by Speaker
02/19/2016Signed by President
02/19/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/19/16
02/19/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 26, 2016
02/26/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 41 (effective 7/1/16)
02/26/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0041)