Purse net fishing prohibited. (HB1576)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Terry Austin (R-Buchanan), Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac), Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake), Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Purse net fishing prohibited. Prohibits fishing for menhaden with purse nets (i) in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries within one-half mile of mean low water and (ii) within three miles of the shoreline of Virginia Beach extending to the North Carolina border. Amends § 28.2-409, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/02/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101041D
01/02/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/12/2017Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
01/16/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1576)
01/19/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/07/2017Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources