Battlefields; entry into an agreement to transfer certain easements. (SB450)

Introduced By

Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Battlefield property; transfer of easements to United States. Directs the Secretary of Natural Resources (the Secretary) to endeavor to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the United States to accomplish the transfer of the Commonwealth's easement interests in battlefield lands located within the boundaries of federal battlefield parks. The bill directs the Secretary to report on the status of the MOU to certain Senate and House committee chairmen by October 1, 2018. The bill is identical to HB 61. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104461D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/11/2018Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2018Read second time and engrossed
01/17/2018Passed by for the day
01/18/2018Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2018Placed on Calendar
01/23/2018Read first time
01/23/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/29/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB450)
02/28/2018Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Committee substitute printed 18107034D-H1
03/01/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB450H1)
03/02/2018Read second time
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107034D-H1
03/05/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB450H1
03/05/2018Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/05/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Title replaced 18107034D-H1
03/08/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB450ER)
03/08/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB450ER)
03/08/2018Signed by Speaker
03/10/2018Signed by President
03/16/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 16, 2018
03/16/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 622 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0622)


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.