GAME, INLAND FISHERIES, AND BOATING

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incorporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over from 2008 Session (CD)Carried over from 2008 Session but died in Committee on or before December 4th


Accident reports by watercraft passengers; person 16 years of age or older required to give notice of accidents involving an injury or death if operator fails to. Adding  29.1-739.01. (Patron-Barlow, HB 2242 (F))
Archery and muzzleloading license; established special lifetime license for disabled residents. Adding  29.1-307.1. (Patron-Phillips, HB 2190 (F))
Cavalier Wildlife Management Area; Board of Game and Inland Fisheries to convey certain property within Area to Beaverdam Properties. (Patron-Knight, HB 1901 (Chapter 191))
Children’s life jacket requirements; Board and Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to consult and coordinate with boating community and recreational boating safety professional organizations regarding need therefor. (Patron-Poisson, HJR 627 (F))
Dove hunting; exempts persons from wearing blaze orange clothing. Amending  29.1-530.1. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 1847 (Chapter 11))
Duty of care; owners of privately owned airports, heliports, and landing areas used to operate aircraft exempt therefrom. Amending  29.1-509. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 2484 (F))
Foxhound training preserve; establishes a license for nonresidents to hunt therein for $12. Amending  29.1-304. (Patron-Wright, HB 1609 (Chapter 50))
Game and Inland Fisheries, Department of; disclosure of official records, exceptions. Adding  29.1-112.1. (Patron-Stuart, SB 880 (F))
Harvester’s license, commercial; increases fee for nonresidents for those fishing in tidal waters and in Back Bay. Amending 28.2-227 and 29.1-416. (Patron-Miller, J.C., SB 1086 (F))
Hunting and fishing; special license for youth groups. Adding 29.1-315.1. (Patron-Cline, HB 2636 (Chapter 45))
Hunting and fishing licenses; clarifies authority of Marine Resources Commission and Board of Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to revise cost of license. Amending  28.2-226.2 through 28.2-228.1, 28.2-241, 28.2-301, 28.2-302, 28.2-302.2, 28.2-302.2:1, 28.2-302.6 through 28.2-302.10:1, 28.2-315, 28.2-402, 28.2-502, 28.2-504, 28.2-702, 29.1-300.4, 29.1-302 through 29.1-305, 29.1-306, 29.1-307, 29.1-309 through 29.1-310, 29.1-310.2, 29.1-311, 29.1-318, 29.1-339.2, and 29.1-343. (Patron-Cox, HB 1719 (Chapter 9))
Hunting deer; allows .223 and .22-250 caliber rifles to be used therefor. Amending  29.1-519. (Patron-Bowling, HB 2282 (F))
Hunting license; authorizes Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to issue at no cost to residents on active military service. Adding  29.1-302.01. (Patron-Shuler, HB 1950 (F))
Hunting permit, special; issued to patients from veterans or military hospitals. Amending  29.1-312. (Patron-Merricks, HB 1618 (Chapter 5); Cole, HB 1666 (I) See HB1618)
Killing of bear or deer; it’s a Class 3 misdemeanor to impede someone who has obtained a kill permit therefor. Amending 29.1-529. (Patron-Cox, HB 1716 (Chapter 8))
Motorboats; authorizes county, city, or town to impose registration fee on those subject to locality’s tangible personal property tax. Adding  29.1-711.1. (Patron-Locke, SB 820 (F))
Parking; regulation thereof of watercraft, boat trailers, etc., in certain counties. Amending  46.2-1222.1. (Patron-Stuart, SB 882 (Chapter 535))
Pittsylvania County; Board of Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to adopt regulations to ensure that any seasons and bag limits for hunting of deer that apply do so uniformly. (Patron-Merricks, HB 2102 (F))
Public’s use of state waters; Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and Marine Resources Commission to clarify, report. (Patron-Saxman, HJR 689 (F))
Rail and Public Transportation, Department of (DRPT), etc.; develop process to coordinate and evaluate public recreational access and safety issues. (Patron-Fralin, HB 2088 (Chapter 458))
Shooting preserves; Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to establish task force to analyze adequacy of laws and regulations governing. (Patron-Stuart, SJR 310 (F))
Special conservation police officers; those appointed after October 1, 2009, shall have valid registration as Special Conservator of the Peace from Department of Criminal Justice Services. Amending  29.1-200. (Patron-Mathieson, HB 1961 (Chapter 355))
Waterfowl; joint subcommittee to study hunting in urban and suburban areas. (Patron-Englin, HJR 703 (F); Amundson, HJR 721 (F); Puller, SJR 322 (F))
Wildlife; authorizes issuance of kill permit to an airport operator, if finds creating a hazard. Amending  29.1-529. (Patron-Stolle, SB 1515 (Chapter 305))
Wildlife Violator Compact; Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to adopt regulations to be a member thereto. Amending 29.1-103; adding  29.1-530.5. (Patron-Bowling, HB 2281 (Chapter 648))
Workers’ Compensation; adds sworn Port Authority police officers to those entitled to presumption that certain are occupational diseases compensable thereunder. Amending  65.2-402.1. (Patron-Spruill, HB 2111 (Chapter 417))