Oysters; taking for recreational use. (SB284)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Recreational oyster harvest. Limits the exemption for taking up to one bushel of oysters for personal use on Sunday to those (i) Sundays within a prescribed oyster harvest season and (ii) public oyster grounds or unleased bottom that has been designated as open for harvesting. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100478D
01/07/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/11/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB284)
01/21/2016Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2016Committee substitute printed 16104497D-S1
01/25/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB284S1)
01/26/2016Read second time
01/26/2016Reading of substitute waived
01/26/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16104497D-S1
01/26/2016Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB284S1
01/27/2016Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Placed on Calendar
02/03/2016Read first time
02/03/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/10/2016Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Read second time
02/12/2016Read third time
02/12/2016Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/12/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB284ER)
02/15/2016Signed by President
02/15/2016Signed by Speaker
02/16/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/16/16
02/16/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 23, 2016
02/16/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB284ER)
02/23/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 7 (effective 7/1/16)
02/23/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0007)