Menhaden fishery; VMRC to adopt regulations for managing the Commonwealth's fishery. (SB820)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Management of menhaden. Requires the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to adopt regulations to implement the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic menhaden and authorizes the Commission to adopt regulations for managing the Commonwealth's menhaden fishery. The bill also requires that any moratorium on the fishery be subject to legislative review. Several existing codified provisions relating quotas, allocation of allowable landings, and administrative procedures are repealed and will be included in a regulatory framework for managing the fishery. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
11/07/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100639D
11/07/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/11/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB820)
01/19/2017Passed by indefinitely in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)