Hunting elk; special license created. (HB388)

Introduced By

Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston)

Progress

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

Description

Special license to hunt elk. Authorizes the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries (the Board) to create a special license for hunting elk in the elk management zone that is required in addition to a general hunting license. The bill authorizes the Board to establish (i) quotas and procedures for selection to purchase a special elk license, (ii) a nonrefundable application fee of $15 for residents and $20 for nonresidents and a special elk license fee at no more than $40 for residents and $400 for nonresidents, and (iii) guidelines permitting the transfer of special elk licenses to individuals, cooperators who assist in meeting agency hunting objectives, or wildlife conservation organizations whose mission is to ensure the conservation of Virginia's wildlife resources. The bill clarifies that a separate special license to hunt elk is not required to hunt elk outside of the designated elk management zone. Read the Bill »

Status

02/21/2020: Passed the Senate

History

DateAction
01/02/2020Committee
01/02/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103981D
01/02/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/14/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
01/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB388)
01/22/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/22/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2020Read first time
01/27/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/28/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/28/2020VOTE: (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/18/2020Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)

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