Field investigations permit; definitions, archaeologist qualifications, penalty. (HB668)

Introduced By

Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Field investigations permit; archaeologist qualifications; penalty. Establishes standards for education, experience, ability, and other factors for a field supervisor who is identified in an application to the Director of the Department of Conservation and Recreation for a permit to conduct a field investigation, exploration, or recovery operation involving any object of antiquity on state-controlled land or on a state archaeological site or zone. The bill provides that the Director may consider the field supervisor's performance on any prior permitted investigation in determining whether the person meets such standards. The bill provides that conducting an investigation without a permit or willfully misrepresenting information (i) on a permit application or (ii) collected during a permitted field investigation is a crime punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102911D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/14/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
01/22/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB668)
01/29/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)
01/29/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Committee substitute printed 20106061D-H1
01/31/2020Read first time
02/03/2020Read second time
02/03/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106061D-H1
02/03/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB668H1
02/04/2020Read third time and passed House (79-Y 19-N)
02/04/2020VOTE: Passage (79-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB668H1)
02/05/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/25/2020Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendments (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Read third time
02/28/2020Reading of amendments waived
02/28/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/28/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/28/2020Passed Senate with amendments (25-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Placed on Calendar
03/02/2020Senate amendments rejected by House (0-Y 100-N)
03/02/2020VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 100-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Senate insisted on amendments (31-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Senate requested conference committee
03/04/2020House acceded to request
03/05/2020Conferees appointed by House
03/05/2020Delegates: Mullin, Keam, Orrock
03/05/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
03/05/2020Senators: Petersen, Favola, Ruff
03/05/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/05/2020Conference report agreed to by House (70-Y 25-N)
03/05/2020VOTE: Adoption (70-Y 25-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (34-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB668ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB668ER)
04/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1106 (effective 7/1/20)
04/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1106)