Parks, local; waterway activities, liability. (HB220)

Introduced By

Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local parks; waterway activities; liability. Authorizes a locality or park authority to establish, conduct, and regulate a system of boating, canoeing, kayaking, or tubing activities on waterways and to exercise certain related powers. The bill releases from certain civil liability a locality that establishes such a system or a system of hiking, biking, or horseback riding trails, or the owner of any property leased or licensed for such uses, in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct. This bill is identical to SB 371. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/29/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103058D
12/29/2017Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/04/2018Impact statement from DHCD (HB220)
01/09/2018Impact statement from DHCD (HB220)
01/16/2018Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #3
02/01/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 0-N)
02/02/2018Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2018Read first time
02/07/2018Read second time
02/07/2018Committee amendments agreed to
02/07/2018Engrossed by House as amended HB220E
02/07/2018Printed as engrossed 18103058D-E
02/08/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/08/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2018Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/27/2018Reported from Local Government with substitute (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2018Committee substitute printed 18107767D-S1
03/01/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Passed by for the day
03/05/2018Reading of substitute waived
03/05/2018Floor substitute printed to LIS only 18108014D-S2 (Marsden)
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Committee substitute rejected 18107767D-S1
03/05/2018Passed by for the day
03/06/2018Read third time
03/06/2018Reading of substitute waived
03/06/2018Floor substitute printed 18108014D-S2 (Marsden)
03/06/2018Substitute by Senator Marsden agreed to 18108014D-S2 (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB220S2
03/06/2018Passed Senate with substitute (34-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Placed on Calendar
03/07/2018Senate substitute rejected by House 18108014D-S2 (0-Y 97-N)
03/07/2018VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Senate requested conference committee
03/08/2018House acceded to request
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by House
03/08/2018Delegates: Morefield, Marshall, Aird
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2018Senators: Chafin, Marsden, Dunnavant
03/09/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (33-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2018C Amended by conference committee
03/09/2018Conference substitute printed 18108243D-H1
03/10/2018Passed by temporarily
03/10/2018Conference report rejected by House (1-Y 98-N)
03/10/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (1-Y 98-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2018Motion for second committee of conference agreed to
03/10/2018Second conferees appointed by House
03/10/2018Delegates: Morefield, Marshall, Aird
03/10/2018Senate acceded to request for second conference committee (32-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2018Second conferees appointed by Senate
03/10/2018Senators: Chafin, Marsden, Dunnavant
03/10/2018Conference report agreed to by House (80-Y 15-N)
03/10/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (80-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2018Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by House
03/10/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (30-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2018Conference report agreed to by House (85-Y 12-N)
03/10/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (85-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
03/20/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB220ER)
03/20/2018Signed by Speaker
03/22/2018Signed by President
03/26/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 26, 2018
03/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 720 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0720)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 5 clips in all, totaling 9 minutes.