Hunters, certain; right to go on lands of another. (HB1344)

Introduced By

Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Right of certain hunters to go on lands of another. Creates exceptions to the prohibition on hunters carrying firearms or bows and arrows on their persons or hunting any game while thereon if (i) their dog is in immediate danger or (ii) they obtained prior permission from the landowner or his agent. The bill also provides that, prior to going on prohibited lands to retrieve his dog during legal, daylight hunting hours, if the land is so posted, a hunter shall attempt to contact the landowner by phone, text, or email using contact information that is clearly provided on such posted signs. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/21/2022Presented and ordered printed 22104484D
01/21/2022Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/31/2022Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
02/02/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1344)
02/09/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/09/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 1-N)
02/09/2022Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (16-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Committee substitute printed 22105280D-H1
02/11/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105280D-H1
02/14/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1344H1
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House (61-Y 39-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Passage (61-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1344H1)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
03/01/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
03/01/2022Passed by indefinitely in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)

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