Riparian planting ground; assignment eligibility. (HB1779)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bloxom (R-Accomack)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Riparian planting ground assignment eligibility. Reduces from 205 feet to 105 feet the minimum low-water shore front that makes a land owner eligible to apply for riparian planting grounds assignment by the Commissioner of the Marine Resources Commission. The bill provides that in the Lynnhaven River and its tributaries, the Commissioner shall assign to such land owner only a riparian planting ground that the Commissioner, in his discretion, deems appropriate to encompass as much as one-half acre of ground. Amends § 28.2-600, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/09/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee


12/26/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102022D
12/26/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/09/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1779)
01/09/2019Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #3


Bill Fleming writes:

This bill is another band-aid on a section of the CoV which does little. Why should people with less than 105 feet of shoreline be prevented from obtaining a riparian lease? This also does not protect a shoreline property owner's full shoreline from encroachment by unknown commercial least holders.

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