Forester title; educational criteria. (HB2341)

Introduced By

Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Forester title. Authorizes a person who has met the educational criteria for Certified Forester, as reviewed and officially recognized in writing by the Society of American Foresters (the Society), to use the title of "forester" in connection with any practice of forestry. Current law limits such use of the title to a person who holds a baccalaureate or higher degree from an institution of higher education, having completed a degree program that is accredited by the Society and meets the Society's minimum education criteria in certain fields of study. The bill provides that no person shall be appointed by the Governor to serve as State Forester unless he meets certain requirements as set out in the bill. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Committee
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101882D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/16/2019Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #2
01/23/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/23/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/30/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2341)
01/30/2019Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Committee substitute printed 19105643D-H1
01/31/2019Read first time
01/31/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2341H1)
02/01/2019Read second time
02/01/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105643D-H1
02/01/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2341H1
02/04/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/04/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/04/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/04/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/07/2019Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Read third time
02/12/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Enrolled
02/14/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2341ER)
02/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2341ER)
02/14/2019Signed by Speaker
02/14/2019Signed by President
02/18/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/18/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 18, 2019
02/18/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
02/27/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 158 (effective 7/1/19)
02/27/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0158)

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