Oyster grounds; navigation rights in Lynnhaven River. (SB397)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Rights of navigation; compensation. Requires any person who seeks to open a channel that is necessary for waterfront property owners to be able to navigate the waters of the Lynnhaven River and its tributaries, and who is not a lessee or riparian holder of oyster or clam grounds, to give 12 months' notice of his intention. Any person constructing a channel is required to compensate the lessee of oyster grounds for all losses of commercially productive oyster beds within the affected area. Amends § 28.2-618, § 28.2-630, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103868D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/18/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB397)
01/28/2016Committee substitute printed to Web only 16104836D-S1
01/28/2016Passed by indefinitely in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)