Airbow hunting; authorized to hunt deer & small game when hunter is licensed to hunt w/bow & arrow. (SB859)

Introduced By

Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Arrowgun hunting; license. Authorizes the use of an arrowgun, a pneumatic-powered air gun, for hunting and allows certain disabled hunters to obtain an archery license for hunting with an arrowgun. This bill is identical to HB 1393. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104773D
01/17/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/25/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB859)
01/25/2018Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2018Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2018Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Placed on Calendar
02/05/2018Read first time
02/05/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/16/2018Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #1
02/19/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/21/2018Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Committee substitute printed 18107370D-H1
02/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB859H1)
02/23/2018Read second time
02/26/2018Read third time
02/26/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107370D-H1
02/26/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB859H1
02/26/2018Passed House with substitute (84-Y 14-N)
02/26/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (84-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Passed by temporarily
02/28/2018House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Title replaced 18107370D-H1
03/05/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB859ER)
03/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB859ER)
03/05/2018Signed by Speaker
03/08/2018Signed by President
03/14/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 14, 2018
03/14/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 558 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0558)