Oyster planting grounds; Marine Resources Commission to post. (SB1144)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)


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


01/09/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100832D
01/09/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/18/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1144)
01/19/2017Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2017Read second time
01/24/2017Reading of amendments waived
01/24/2017Committee amendments agreed to
01/24/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1144E
01/24/2017Printed as engrossed 17100832D-E
01/25/2017Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1144E)
01/31/2017Placed on Calendar
01/31/2017Read first time
01/31/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/08/2017Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2017Read second time
02/10/2017Read third time
02/10/2017Passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/10/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1144ER)
02/13/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1144ER)
02/13/2017Signed by President
02/13/2017Signed by Speaker
02/14/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/14/17
02/14/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 21, 2017
02/21/2017Governor's recommendation received by Senate
02/23/2017Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 250 (effective 7/1/17)
02/24/2017Enacted, Chapter 250 (effective 7/1/16)
02/24/2017House concurred in Governor's recommendation (90-Y 1-N)
02/24/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (90-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2017G Governor's recommendation adopted
02/24/2017Reenrolled bill text (SB1144ER2)
02/24/2017Signed by President as reenrolled
02/24/2017Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
02/24/2017Enacted, Chapter 250 (effective 7/1/17)
02/24/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0250)


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 45 seconds.


This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

before the body.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): anybody in a position -- the gentleman from accomack, Mr. Bloxom.

Del. Rob Bloxom (R-Accomack): thank you, Mr. Speaker. This just clarifies when it goes to a homeowner's association just notice of the oyster grounds just needs to go to the governing body.

[Unknown]: shall the governor's recommendation be agreed to? The clerk will close the roll.

Del. Rob Bloxom (R-Accomack): ayes 90, nos 1.

[Unknown]: ayes 90, nos 1. The governor's recommendation is Members please sake your seats.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1496 and HB2297.