Hunting with the assistance of dogs; hunting or killing raccoons on Sunday. (HB239)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City) with support from co-patron Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sunday hunting; exceptions; raccoons. Removes the prohibition on hunting or killing raccoons after 2:00 a.m. on Sunday. This bill is identical to SB 375. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103859D
01/02/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2018Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
01/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB239)
01/15/2018Assigned ACNRsub: Subcommittee #2
01/17/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)
01/24/2018Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2018Committee substitute printed 18105399D-H1
01/26/2018Read first time
01/29/2018Passed by for the day
01/30/2018Floor substitute printed 18106254D-H2 (Kilgore)
01/30/2018Read second time
01/30/2018Committee substitute rejected 18105399D-H1
01/30/2018Substitute by Delegate Kilgore agreed to 18106254D-H2
01/30/2018Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB239H2
01/31/2018Read third time and passed House (80-Y 19-N)
01/31/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (80-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/02/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB239H2)
02/15/2018Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2018Read third time
02/20/2018Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB239ER)
02/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB239ER)
02/22/2018Signed by Speaker
02/23/2018Signed by President
02/26/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 26, 2018
02/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 5, 2018
03/02/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 113 (effective 7/1/18)
03/02/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0113)