Menhaden; management of the fishery. (HB1448)

Introduced By

Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston) with support from co-patrons Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge), Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke), and Del. Nancy Guy (D-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Management of the menhaden fishery. Requires the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to adopt regulations necessary to manage Atlantic menhaden, including those necessary to comply with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden. The bill repeals several Code sections relating to quotas, allocation of allowable landings, and administrative procedures that will be included in a regulatory framework for managing the fishery. The bill directs the Commissioner of Marine Resources to establish a Menhaden Management Advisory Committee to provide guidance to the Commission. This bill incorporates HB 79 and is identical to SB 791. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102890D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/14/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
01/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1448)
01/29/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Incorporates HB448 (Guy)
01/29/2020Committee substitute printed 20107129D-H1
01/31/2020Read first time
01/31/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2020Read second time
02/03/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107129D-H1
02/03/2020Amendment by Delegate Plum agreed to
02/03/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1448EH1
02/03/2020Printed as engrossed 20107129D-EH1
02/04/2020Read third time and passed House (73-Y 25-N)
02/04/2020VOTE: Passage (73-Y 25-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1448EH1)
02/05/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/18/2020Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/25/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Read third time
02/27/2020Passed Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1448ER)
03/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1448ER)
03/04/2020Signed by Speaker
03/05/2020Signed by President
03/05/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 5, 2020
03/05/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 6, 2020
03/05/2020Governor's recommendation received by House
03/07/2020Placed on Calendar
03/07/2020House concurred in Governor's recommendation (81-Y 5-N)
03/07/2020VOTE: Adoption (81-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2020Assigned Chapter 201 (effective 3/8/20)
03/08/2020Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (37-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2020G Governor's recommendation adopted
03/08/2020G Emergency clause added by Governor's recommendation
03/08/2020Reenrolled bill text (HB1448ER2)
03/08/2020Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
03/08/2020Signed by President as reenrolled
03/08/2020Enacted, Chapter 201 (effective 3/8/20)
03/08/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0201)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.