Marine Resources Commission; grant of interest in subaqueous lands, etc. (HB2309)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Marine Resources Commission; grant of interest in subaqueous lands; federal civil works project; report. Authorizes the Commonwealth, acting through the Marine Resources Commission, to grant to a political subdivision of the Commonwealth an easement over, or title to, certain beds of the waters of the Commonwealth. The bill requires that the political subdivision receiving such a grant be acting in the capacity of an official nonfederal sponsor, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, of a federally authorized civil works project and that the grant be necessary to the carrying out of such project. The bill requires that such a grant be contained in a written instrument that describes by metes and bounds the land in which the interest is granted and is executed by the Attorney General and countersigned by the Governor. Finally, the bill prohibits any political subdivision that receives a grant of a right or interest as specified in the bill from conveying that right or interest except to the Commonwealth. The bill requires the Commissioner of Marine Resources to report annually to the General Assembly about the grants that have been made during the past year. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103978D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/16/2019Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #2
01/16/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2309)
01/23/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (7-Y 1-N)
01/28/2019Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #3
01/30/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2019Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (5-Y 5-N)
02/05/2019Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources