Balloons; release of nonbiodegradable balloons outdoors prohibited, civil penalty. (HB2159)

Introduced By

Del. Nancy Guy (D-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Release of balloon prohibited; civil penalty. Prohibits any individual 13 years of age or older or other person, including a corporation, from intentionally releasing, discarding, or causing to be released or discarded any nonbiodegradable balloon outdoors and provides that any person convicted of such violation is liable for a civil penalty of $25 per balloon, to be paid into the Game Protection Fund. Current law prohibits a person from knowingly releasing 50 or more such balloons within an hour and sets the civil penalty at $5 per balloon, with the proceeds deposited into the Lifetime Hunting and Fishing Endowment Fund. Read the Bill »


01/20/2021: passed committee


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102435D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2021Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2159)
01/20/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
01/20/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/20/2021Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment(s) (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Read first time
01/22/2021Read second time
01/22/2021Committee amendments agreed to
01/22/2021Engrossed by House as amended HB2159E
01/22/2021Printed as engrossed 21102435D-E

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