Offshore waters and submerged lands; Commonwealth jurisdiction of three geographical miles. (HB813)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Offshore waters and submerged lands; Commonwealth jurisdiction to three miles; survey. Updates the description of the offshore waters over which the Commonwealth has jurisdiction. In place of a reference to certain seas claimed in the Virginia Constitution of 1776, the bill provides for jurisdiction over offshore waters for a distance of three geographical miles as determined by metes and bounds surveys. The bill also directs the Secretary of Natural Resources to conduct surveys of the three-mile boundary and to request that the Attorney General file the surveys in the United States Supreme Court. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/12/2016Committee
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102836D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/18/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB813)
01/27/2016Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2016Read first time
01/29/2016Read second time and engrossed
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 Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
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)
03/02/2016Enrolled
03/02/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB813ER)
03/02/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB813ER)
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 371 (effective 7/1/16)
03/11/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0371)
03/11/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text reprinted (CHAP0371)