SB 147 Bear hound training; allows training of dogs to hunt bears to occur from 4:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
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Summary as passed Senate: (all summaries)

Bear hound training.  Allows the training of dogs to hunt bears to occur from 4 a.m. until 10 p.m. Currently, the training of dogs to hunt bears is limited to one-half hour before sunrise until four and one-half hours after sunset. This bill is identical to HB 95.

Full text:
01/10/12  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101455D  pdf | impact statement
01/31/12  Senate: Printed as engrossed 12101455D-E  pdf | impact statement
02/21/12  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB147ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/01/12  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0069)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments

Status:
01/10/12  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101455D
01/10/12  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/26/12  Senate: Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (14-Y 0-N)
01/30/12  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 1-N)
01/31/12  Senate: Read second time
01/31/12  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
01/31/12  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
01/31/12  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended SB147E
01/31/12  Senate: Printed as engrossed 12101455D-E
02/01/12  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/13/12  House: Placed on Calendar
02/13/12  House: Read first time
02/13/12  House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/15/12  House: Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (16-Y 5-N)
02/16/12  House: Read second time
02/17/12  House: Read third time
02/17/12  House: Passed House (73-Y 21-N)
02/17/12  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (73-Y 21-N)
02/21/12  Senate: Enrolled
02/21/12  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB147ER)
02/21/12  House: Signed by Speaker
02/22/12  Senate: Signed by President
03/01/12  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 69 (effective 7/1/12)
03/01/12  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0069)