Oyster grounds; dredging projects in Lynnhaven River. (HB1796)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Oyster ground lease; certain dredging projects. Provides that oyster ground leaseholders in the Lynnhaven River are subject to the right of navigation, including the conduct of approved dredging projects designed to restore navigation channels. The bill provides that when a person conducting such dredging cannot avoid active oyster beds, he shall relocate the oyster material or, if required by the applicable Marine Resources Commission permit, pay the leaseholder for any loss of oysters. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101220D
01/09/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/12/2017Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
01/18/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1796)
01/26/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
02/01/2017Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2017Committee substitute printed 17105038D-H1
02/02/2017Read first time
02/03/2017Read second time
02/03/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105038D-H1
02/03/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1796H1
02/06/2017Read third time and passed House (97-Y 1-N)
02/06/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1796H1)
02/07/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/16/2017Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (9-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Read third time
02/21/2017Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1796ER)
02/24/2017Signed by Speaker
02/24/2017Signed by President
02/27/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1796ER)
02/28/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
02/28/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
02/28/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate reprinted (HB1796ER)
03/16/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 529 (effective 7/1/17)
03/16/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0529)