Parks, local; waterway activities, liability. (SB371)

Introduced By

Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)


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 HB 220. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100725D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/12/2018Impact statement from DHCD (SB371)
01/30/2018Reported from Local Government (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2018Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Placed on Calendar
02/08/2018Read first time
02/08/2018Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/26/2018Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #1
02/28/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
03/02/2018Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Committee substitute printed 18107818D-H1
03/05/2018Read second time
03/06/2018Read third time
03/06/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107818D-H1
03/06/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB371H1
03/06/2018Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
03/06/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018House substitute rejected by Senate (2-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018House insisted on substitute
03/08/2018House requested conference committee
03/08/2018Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2018Senators: Chafin, Cosgrove, Marsden
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by House
03/08/2018Delegates: Marshall, Poindexter, Heretick
03/09/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2018C Amended by conference committee
03/09/2018Conference substitute printed 18108238D-S1
03/10/2018Passed by temporarily
03/10/2018Senate requested second conference committee (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2018House acceded to request for second conference committee
03/10/2018Second conferees appointed by House
03/10/2018Delegates: Marshall, Poindexter, Heretick
03/10/2018Second conferees appointed by Senate
03/10/2018Senators: Chafin, Cosgrove, Marsden
03/10/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (31-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2018Conference report agreed to by House (87-Y 10-N)
03/10/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (87-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
03/20/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB371ER)
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 721 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0721)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 7 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.


This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights): the conference report. >> shall the conference report be adopted. The clerk will close the roll.

[Unknown]: ayes 87, nos 10. >> ayes 87, nos 10. The conference report is adopted. and Mr. Speaker, what I believe is the last conference report for the day is on the final page of today's printed calendar, page 18, conference