Hunting apparel; hunting from an enclosed blind, displaying solid blaze orange or solid blaze pink. (HB564)

Introduced By

Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Hunting apparel; hunting from enclosed ground blind; solid blaze orange or solid blaze pink. Allows a hunter hunting from an enclosed ground blind during any firearms deer season, except during the special season for hunting deer with a muzzle-loading rifle only, to display attached to or immediately above the blind at least 100 square inches of solid blaze orange or solid blaze pink material visible from 360 degrees in lieu of wearing specified hunting apparel. The bill also requires that all specified blaze orange or blaze pink hunting apparel or material be solid in color and safety or fluorescent in hue. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101520D
01/08/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2018Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
01/15/2018Assigned ACNRsub: Subcommittee #2
01/17/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (8-Y 0-N)
01/18/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB564)
01/24/2018Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment (21-Y 1-N)
01/24/2018Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendments (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2018Read first time
01/29/2018Read second time
01/29/2018Committee amendments agreed to
01/29/2018Engrossed by House as amended HB564E
01/29/2018Printed as engrossed 18101520D-E
01/30/2018Read third time and passed House (98-Y 1-N)
01/30/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 1-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 (HB564E)
02/15/2018Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-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 (HB564ER)
02/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB564ER)
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
03/05/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 151 (effective 7/1/18)
03/05/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0151)


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 1 minute.