Motorboats; means of propulsion, wakesurfing. (HB751)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Motorboats; means of propulsion; wakesurfing. Allows a motorboat that is propelled by a means that is below the water line and forward of either the transom or an integrated swim platform to be accompanied by a person in the water. Current law allows a motorboat to be accompanied by such a wakesurfer only if the motorboat is propelled by an inboard motor. This bill is identical to SB 984. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101538D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB751)
01/23/2018Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #2
01/24/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 0-N)
01/31/2018Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2018Read first time
02/05/2018Read second time
02/05/2018Committee amendments agreed to
02/05/2018Passed by for the day
02/06/2018Read second time
02/06/2018Engrossed by House as amended HB751E
02/06/2018Printed as engrossed 18101538D-E
02/07/2018Read third time and passed House (97-Y 0-N)
02/07/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB751E)
02/08/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
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 (HB751ER)
02/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB751ER)
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 117 (effective 7/1/18)
03/02/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0117)