Wildlife Corridor Action Plan and Advisory Council; created, report. (HB2331)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna) with support from co-patron Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Wildlife Corridor Action Plan; Advisory Council. Directs the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (the Department) to create a Wildlife Corridor Action Plan (the Plan) that assesses the connections between core habitat areas, lists potential projects to improve such connections, and provides an action plan for the completion of such projects. The bill requires the Department to submit the Plan, following review, to the Governor and General Assembly by July 1, 2020, and to update the action plan portion of the Plan every five years thereafter. The bill creates a nine-member Wildlife Corridor Advisory Council (the Council) in the executive branch of state government to review and make recommendations regarding the Plan, including recommendations to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) regarding road construction projects. The Board's membership shall consist of one nonlegislative citizen member appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates; one nonlegislative citizen member appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules; three nonlegislative citizen members to be appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the General Assembly, of whom one shall be a representative of the Virginia Safe Wildlife Corridors Collaborative; the Director of the Department; the Director of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation; the State Forester; and the Commissioner of VDOT. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103741D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Rules
01/17/2019Assigned Rules sub: Subcommittee #1
02/05/2019Left in Rules