Watercraft, personal; prohibits operation on lake smaller than 50 acres. (HB346)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Personal watercraft; operation on public lake smaller than 50 acres; local ordinance. Provides that any locality in Planning District 23 may, by ordinance, prohibit the operation of a personal watercraft on a public lake measuring less than 50 acres in extent, with a violation constituting a Class 4 misdemeanor. Amends § 29.1-748, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101920D
01/04/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2018Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
01/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB346)
01/15/2018Assigned ACNRsub: Subcommittee #2
01/17/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/24/2018Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2018Committee substitute printed 18105290D-H1
01/26/2018Read first time
01/29/2018Read second time
01/29/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18105290D-H1
01/29/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB346H1
01/30/2018Read third time and passed House (95-Y 3-N)
01/30/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/02/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB346H1)
03/01/2018Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (8-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Read third time
03/06/2018Reading of amendment waived
03/06/2018Committee amendment agreed to
03/06/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/06/2018Passed Senate with amendment (29-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Placed on Calendar
03/07/2018Senate amendment agreed to by House (86-Y 10-N)
03/07/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (86-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB346ER)
03/09/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB346ER)
03/09/2018Signed by Speaker
03/10/2018Signed by President
03/20/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2018
03/20/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/23/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 426 (effective 7/1/18)
03/23/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0426)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.