Big game hunting; guaranteed kills prohibited, penalty. (SB774)

Introduced By

Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon) with support from co-patron Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Big game hunting; guaranteed kills prohibited; penalty. Prohibits offering for sale, selling, offering to purchase, or purchasing a hunt guaranteeing the killing of a deer, bear, or wild turkey. The bill does not prevent a landowner from leasing land for hunting. A violation is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor; when the aggregate of such sales or purchases, or any combination thereof, by any person totals $500 or more during any 90-day period, such violation is punishable as a Class 6 felony. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104094D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/10/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB774)
01/14/2020Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2020Passed by for the day
01/20/2020Passed by for the day
01/21/2020Passed by for the day
01/22/2020Floor substitute printed 20106173D-S1 (Chafin)
01/22/2020Read second time
01/22/2020Committee amendment rejected
01/22/2020Reading of substitute waived
01/22/2020Substitute by Senator Chafin agreed to 20106173D-S1
01/22/2020Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB774S1
01/23/2020Impact statement from VCSC (SB774S1)
01/23/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB774S1)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/13/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
02/19/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/19/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Read second time
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/24/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB774ER)
02/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB774ER)
02/27/2020Signed by President
02/27/2020Signed by Speaker
03/10/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 10, 2020
03/10/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/02/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 631 (effective 7/1/20)
04/02/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0631)


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.