James River; designates an additional portion as a component of Va. Scenic Rivers System. (HB49)

Introduced By

Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


James State Scenic River. Designates an additional 37-mile portion of the James River running through Nelson and Appomattox Counties as a component of the Virginia Scenic Rivers System. The bill also provides that nothing in the Scenic Rivers Act shall preclude the construction, use, or removal of any asset that traverses certain portions of the James River. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/31/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103016D
12/31/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/19/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB49)
01/26/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/26/2022Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2022Committee substitute printed 22104734D-H1
01/28/2022Read first time
01/31/2022Passed by for the day
02/01/2022Passed by for the day
02/02/2022Passed by for the day
02/03/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2022Passed by for the day
02/04/2022Read second time
02/04/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22104734D-H1
02/04/2022Passed by for the day
02/07/2022Read second time
02/07/2022Amendments by Delegate Fariss agreed to
02/07/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB49EH1
02/07/2022Printed as engrossed 22104734D-EH1
02/08/2022Read third time and passed House (85-Y 13-N)
02/08/2022VOTE: Passage (85-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB49EH1)
02/09/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2022Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
03/01/2022Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (11-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Read third time
03/04/2022Passed Senate (36-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB49ER)
03/09/2022Signed by Speaker
03/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB49ER)
03/10/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/07/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 175 (effective 7/1/22)
04/07/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0175)

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