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FISHERIES AND HABITAT OF TIDAL WATERS

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation (C) Carried over to 2011 Session


Administrative Process Act; removes obsolete exemptions. Amending  2.2-4002, 2.2-4006, 10.1-1308.1, 28.2-103, 28.2-1307, and 36-100. (Patron-Landes, HB 591 (Chapter 65))
Aquaculture opportunity zones; Marine Resources Commission to establish for propagation of commercial shellfish. Amending 28.2-603. (Patron-Pollard, HB 138 (Chapter 27))
Bottomlands rents and royalties; removes authority of Marine Resources Commission to charge rent. Amending  28.2-1205 and 28.2-1206. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1163 (C))
Crabmeat or shellfish; requires any person who operates an establishment for processing thereof to have a permit from State Health Commissioner. Amending  28.2-1206 and 62.1-44.15:6; adding  28.2-803.1, 28.2-803.2, and 28.2-827. (Patron-Quayle, SB 447 (F))
Filled subaqueous land; person who purchases lands to pay cost of preparing and recording transfer documents. Amending 28.2-1200.1. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 194 (F))
Fishing license; exempts active duty military personnel who are residents. Amending  29.1-301. (Patron-Watkins, SB 243 (Chapter 345))
Fishing license; state residents to fish and to harvest trout in interstate waters of South Holston Reservoir. Amending 29.1-310. (Patron-Johnson, HB 801 (Chapter 6))
Fishing license, special; Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to issue free licenses to disabled active duty military personnel. Adding  29.1-302.01. (Patron-Cox, M.K., HB 128 (Chapter 822))
Hampton Roads Maritime Association; changes name to Virginia Maritime Association. Amending  28.2-110, 28.2-111, and 62.1-132.11:2. (Patron-Blevins, SB 726 (Chapter 815))
Harvester’s license; prohibits Commission from issuing a nonresident license or permit to a resident of a coastal state that does not offer a comparable license for residents of State. Amending  28.2-227. (Patron-Lewis, HB 1291 (Chapter 12))
Harvester’s license or permit; prohibits Commission from issuing a nonresident license to a resident of a coastal state that does not offer a comparable license for residents of State. Amending  28.2-227. (Patron-Northam, SB 192 (Chapter 144))
Hunting and fishing licenses; allows any active member of military to obtain. Amending  29.1-321. (Patron-Hurt, SB 500 (F))
Hunting and fishing licenses; establishes infant lifetime licenses for residents and nonresidents who are younger than two years of age. Amending  29.1-302.1. (Patron-Deeds, SB 289 (Chapter 251))
Hunting, trapping, and fishing; courts may revoke licenses and privileges upon conviction of violations of laws and regulations. Amending  18.2-56.1, 18.2-135, 29.1-338, 29.1-521.2, 29.1-523, 29.1-523.1, 29.1-525, 29.1-525.1, and 29.1-530.3. (Patron-Shuler, HB 373 (Chapter 183))
Marine Resources Commission; require nonrefundable application and permit fees for use of state-owned bottomlands. Amending 28.2-1203, 28.2-1206, and 28.2-1207. (Patron-Blevins, SB 202 (F))
Menhaden fisheries; extends sunset provision for harvest. Amending second enactment of Chapter 41, 2007 Acts. (Patron-Pollard, HB 142 (Chapter 178); Stuart, SB 47 (Chapter 728))
Menhaden fishery; Marine Resources Commission to adopt regulations to implement provisions of Interstate Fishery Management Plan. Amending  2.2-4002, 2.2-4103, 28.2-409, and 28.2-410; adding 28.2-203.2; repealing  28.2-1000.1 and 28.2-1000.2. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 294 (F); Northam, SB 185 (F))
Oyster restoration projects; authorizes Resources Authority to finance. Amending  62.1-198 and 62.1-199. (Patron-Hanger, SB 345 (Chapter 42))
Recreational gill net license; established for owners of piers. Amending  28.2-226.2. (Patron-Gear, HB 1268 (C))
Saltwater recreational fishing; licensing in conformance with national registry. Amending  28.2-302.7; adding 28.2-302.1:1. (Patron-Northam, SB 668 (Chapter 484))
Special species fishing license; established. Adding  28.2-204.2 and 29.1-318.1. (Patron-Pollard, HB 1029 (F))
State-owned submerged lands; Institute of Marine Science to study management options on seaside of State’s Eastern Shore. (Patron-Lewis, HJR 74 (F))
Tidal shoreline management; Virginia Institute of Marine Science to study. (Patron-Northam, SJR 35 (P))
Water safety zones; authorizes certain conservation officers and marine patrol divisions of police departments in Tidewater to patrol tidal waters designated as federal safety zones and federal restricted areas. Amending  28.2-106.1; repealing second enactment of Chapter 554, 2007 Acts. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 296 (Chapter 500); Wagner, SB 398 (Chapter 153))
2010 Session 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 06/16/10