Sunday hunting; exempts any person who hunts rail (Rallidae) or other wetland birds. (SB344)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)

Progress

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

Description

Sunday hunting; rails. Exempts any person who hunts rallidae, the family of birds that includes rails and other wetland birds, from the prohibition on hunting on Sunday. The exemption is subject to geographical limitations established by the Director of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and is not allowed within 200 yards of a place of worship or any accessory structure thereof. Current law allows, under certain circumstances, people who hunt raccoons or waterfowl or hunt on private property to do so on Sundays. The bill also makes technical amendments. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100909D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/27/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB344)
01/28/2016Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2016Read third time and passed Senate (34-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2016Placed on Calendar
02/05/2016Read first time
02/05/2016Referred 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 (SB344ER)
02/15/2016Enrolled
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 (SB344ER)
02/23/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 10 (effective 7/1/16)
02/23/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0010)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 26 seconds.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.



Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): ADVANCED TO ITS THIRD READING

[Unknown]: SENATE BILL 344, A BILL RELATING TO HUNTING ON SUNDAY, RAILS. REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES. THE SENATOR FROM ACCOMACK, SENATOR LEWIS.

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac): MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THAT THE BILL BE ENGROSSED AND ADVANCED TO ITS THIRD READING.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE BILL BE ENGROSSED AND ADVANCED TO ITS THIRD READING ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE BILL IS ENGROSSED AND