Menhaden; harvest after closure of fishery, penalty. (SB222)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Harvest of menhaden after closure of fishery; penalty. Increases from a Class 1 misdemeanor to a Class 6 felony the penalty for harvesting menhaden for bait or reduction purposes after the portion of the total allowable landings for the sector in which that person holds a license has been closed. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/31/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101135D
12/31/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/02/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB222)
01/09/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB222)
01/27/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Menhaden
02/04/2020Passed by indefinitely in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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