Menhaden; management of the fishery. (SB791)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac) with support from co-patron Sen. Jen Kiggans (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Management of the menhaden fishery. Requires the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to adopt regulations necessary to manage Atlantic menhaden, including those necessary to comply with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden. The bill repeals several Code sections relating to quotas, allocation of allowable landings, and administrative procedures that will be included in a regulatory framework for managing the fishery. The bill directs the Commissioner of Marine Resources to establish a Menhaden Management Advisory Committee to provide guidance to the Commission. This bill incorporates SB 157, SB 194, SB 357, SB 402, and SB 1054 and is identical to HB 1448. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102893D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB791)
01/27/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Menhaden
02/04/2020Incorporates SB157 (DeSteph)
02/04/2020Incorporates SB194 (Cosgrove)
02/04/2020Incorporates SB357 (Cosgrove)
02/04/2020Incorporates SB402 (Hashmi)
02/04/2020Incorporates SB1054 (Stuart)
02/04/2020Committee substitute printed 20107115D-S1
02/04/2020Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/06/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB791S1)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB791S1
02/11/2020Read second time
02/11/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107115D-S1
02/11/2020Amendment by Senator Lewis agreed to
02/11/2020Emergency clause deleted
02/11/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB791ES1
02/11/2020Printed as engrossed 20107115D-ES1
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Placed on Calendar
02/14/2020Read first time
02/14/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB791ES1)
02/19/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Committee substitute printed 20108666D-H1
02/21/2020Read second time
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108666D-H1
02/24/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB791H1
02/24/2020Passed House with substitute (79-Y 21-N)
02/24/2020VOTE: Passage (79-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB791H1)
02/26/2020House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Title replaced 20108666D-H1
03/04/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB791ER)
03/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB791ER)
03/04/2020Signed by Speaker
03/05/2020Signed by President
03/05/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 5, 2020
03/05/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 6, 2020
03/05/2020Governor's recommendation received by Senate
03/08/2020Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (37-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2020G Emergency clause added by Governor's recommendation
03/12/2020House concurred in Governor's recommendation (72-Y 18-N)
03/12/2020VOTE: Adoption - Emergency (72-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2020G Governor's recommendation adopted
03/12/2020Reenrolled bill text (SB791ER2)
03/12/2020Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
03/12/2020Signed by President as reenrolled
03/12/2020Enacted, Chapter 356 (effective 3/12/20)
03/12/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0356)