Oyster grounds; dredging projects in Lynnhaven River. (SB1143)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Oyster or clam grounds; Lynnhaven River; navigable channels. Provides that oyster or clam ground lease assignments in the Lynnhaven River and its tributaries are subject to the rights of riparian landowners to open and mark channels necessary for navigable access to their property. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101559D
01/09/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/18/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1143)
02/02/2017Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Committee substitute printed 17104818D-S1
02/03/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1143S1)
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104818D-S1
02/06/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1143S1
02/06/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Placed on Calendar
02/08/2017Read first time
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/15/2017Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Read second time
02/17/2017Read third time
02/17/2017Passed House (98-Y 1-N)
02/17/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1143ER)
02/22/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1143ER)
02/22/2017Signed by President
02/22/2017Signed by Speaker
02/23/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/23/17
02/23/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 365 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0365)