Oyster planting grounds; Marine Resources Commission to post. (HB2297)

Introduced By

Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Marine Resources Commission; oyster planting grounds; notice of application for lease. Requires the Marine Resources Commission (the Commission) to post notice of an application to lease oyster planting grounds for 30 days on its website and to notify by mail the county or city in which the grounds are located, any current holders of adjoining leases, and riparian owners within 200 feet of the selected grounds. Current law requires posting of notice at the local courthouse for 60 days. The bill (i) reduces from four weeks to two weeks the period during which the Commission is required to publish weekly notice of the application in a newspaper and (ii) requires all forms of notice to invite written comments. The bill also provides that the applicant shall bear the cost of notice. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2017Presented and ordered printed 17102816D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/16/2017Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
01/18/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2297)
01/19/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (6-Y 0-N)
01/25/2017Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/25/2017Assigned App. sub: Commerce, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Technology
02/01/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/03/2017Reported from Appropriations (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2017Engrossed by House as amended HB2297E
02/06/2017Printed as engrossed 17102816D-E
02/07/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/07/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/13/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2297E)
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 (HB2297ER)
02/24/2017Signed by Speaker
02/24/2017Signed by President
02/28/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
02/28/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/03/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2297ER)
03/20/2017Governor's recommendation received by House
04/05/2017Placed on Calendar
04/05/2017House concurred in Governor's recommendation (99-Y 0-N)
04/05/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/05/2017Reenrolled bill text (HB2297ER2)
04/05/2017Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/05/2017Signed by President as reenrolled
04/05/2017Enacted, Chapter 798 (effective 7/1/17)
04/05/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0798)


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 41 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1496 and SB1144.