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FISHERIES AND HABITAT OF TIDAL WATERS

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


Baylor Grounds; removes Marine Resources authority to grant easement for natural gas pipeline. Amending Chapter 50, 2007 Acts. (Patron-Jones, HB 2213 (Chapter 369))
Blue crabs; Congress of United States urged to examine equitability of allocation of licenses to harvest among states bordering Chesapeake Bay. (Patron-Stuart, SJR 311 (F))
Crab season; Marine Resources Commission to establish periods of time when crabs may be caught for resale in a specific location in Chesapeake Bay. Amending  28.2-709. (Patron-Northam, SB 1111 (Chapter 170))
Fishing licenses; Marine Resources Commission to issue refunds on a prorated basis under certain conditions. Amending  28.2-229. (Patron-Pollard, HB 2507 (Chapter 384))
Fixed fishing devices; Marine Resources Commission to adopt regulations that set distance between any side or end thereof. Amending  28.2-307. (Patron-Pollard, HB 2256 (Chapter 28))
Forestry permits; State Forester may require person who fishes, rides mountain bikes, or rides horses, etc., to obtain. Amending  10.1-1152. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1473 (Chapter 297))
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 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))
Income tax, state; temporary protective enclosures for oysters tax credit. Adding  58.1-339.12. (Patron-Northam, SB 1104 (F))
Marine Resources Commission; allows Commissioner to waive requirements for permits in emergency situations. Amending 28.2-1203 and 28.2-1306. (Patron-Houck, SB 528 (CD))
Marine Resources Commission; authority to lease subaqueous lands for generating electrical energy from wave or tidal action, currents, etc., and transmit energy from such sources to shore and requires that any leases require a royalty. Amending 28.2-1208. (Patron-Wagner, SB 1350 (Chapter 766))
Marine Resources Commission; authorized to grant easements and rights-of-way across beds of Elizabeth River to VDOT for improvement of Midtown Tunnel. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SB 1479 (Chapter 298))
Marine Resources Commission; Commissioner to establish and equip a permanent office on Virginia Peninsula. Amending  28.2-104. (Patron-Barlow, HB 2248 (Chapter 103))
Marine Resources Commission; membership. Amending  28.2-102. (Patron-Miller, J.C., SB 1087 (F))
Marine tourism activity liability; uses similar language from Agritourism Activity Liability Act for activities conducted by commercial fishermen. Adding  28.2-1105, 28.2-1106, and 28.2-1107. (Patron-Lewis, HB 1623 (Chapter 329))
Oysters, sterile non-native; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encouraged to support responsible cultivation thereof as part of its management scheme. (Patron-Stuart, SJR 411 (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))
Recreational saltwater license; authorizes Marine Resources Commission to charge nonresidents a higher fee than residents. Amending  28.2-201. (Patron-Lewis, HB 2223 (Chapter 371))
Saltwater anglers; Marine Resources Commission to examine creation of comprehensive registry in State. (Patron-Northam, SJR 397 (P))
Sandbridge Beach Subdivision; Board to determine which structures or properties are in clear and imminent danger from erosion and storm due to severe wave action. Adding  28.2-1408.2. (Patron-Knight, HB 2586 (Chapter 391))
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))
Subaqueous lands; Marine Resources Commission to sell and convey certain parcels to City of Virginia Beach. (Patron-Bouchard, HB 2412 (F))
2009 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, and Resolutions - For additional information, please contact the House of Delegates Information and Public Relations Office, P. O. Box 406, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23218, telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 06/03/09