Wake surfing; proximity to certain structures or other persons. (HB2083)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patron Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Wake surfing; proximity to certain structures or other persons. Prohibits a person within 200 feet of a dock, pier, boathouse, boat ramp, or other person in the water from operating a vessel on any inland lake that is more than 500 feet above sea level and of 20,000 acres or more in size, and wholly located within the Commonwealth (Smith Mountain Lake), while accompanied by a person or persons engaged in wake surfing. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102595D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2021Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2083)
01/18/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 1-N)
01/20/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/20/2021Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment(s) (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Read first time
01/22/2021Passed by for the day
01/25/2021Read second time
01/25/2021Committee amendments agreed to
01/25/2021Amendment by Delegate Byron agreed to
01/25/2021Pending question ordered
01/25/2021Engrossment refused by House


James Barr writes:

Why just limit this regulation. We need it at Gaston lake.