Game and Inland Fisheries, Department of; boat ramp fees; exemptions. (HB1604)

Introduced By

Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Game and Inland Fisheries; boat ramp fees; exemptions. Authorizes the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to charge a fee for the use of any facility that the Department manages and any boat ramp that the Department owns or manages. Current law authorizes such fee only for a facility that is owned by the Department. The bill adds exemptions from such fees for a person holding a valid access permit issued by the Department and any person who is a passenger in but not the owner or operator of a paddlecraft or registered vessel. The bill includes technical changes. Read the Bill »


02/21/2020: Passed the Senate


01/15/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105271D
01/15/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/30/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
01/30/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1604)
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
02/05/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House (77-Y 21-N 1-A)
02/10/2020VOTE: Passage (77-Y 21-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/18/2020Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Passed Senate (34-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)

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