HB 196 Haul seine nets; required to be anchored at one end to shore and other end mechanically drawn.
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Summary as introduced:

Haul seine nets.  Requires a haul seine net that is longer than 1,000 yards and is anchored at one end to the shore and the other end mechanically drawn, without the aid of a boat or vessel, to have up to 400 feet of two-and one-half inch mesh.

Full text:
01/09/12  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103051D  pdf | impact statement
02/24/12  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB196ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/13/12  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0228)  pdf

Status:
01/09/12  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103051D
01/09/12  House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/18/12  House: Assigned ACNRsub: Chesapeake
01/19/12  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/25/12  House: Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N)
01/26/12  House: Read first time
01/27/12  House: Read second time and engrossed
01/30/12  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/30/12  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
01/31/12  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/12  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/16/12  Senate: Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N)
02/20/12  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/12  Senate: Read third time
02/21/12  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/12  House: Enrolled
02/24/12  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB196ER)
02/24/12  House: Signed by Speaker
02/27/12  Senate: Signed by President
03/13/12  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 228 (effective 7/1/12)
03/13/12  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0228)