Marine Resources Commission. Abolishes the position currently referred to as the Commissioner of Marine Resources and adds the Director of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) as a nonvoting ex-officio member. The person holding the position of Commissioner will no longer serve as the chairman or be a member of the Commission. Instead, he or she will become Director of the agency. The membership of the Commission will increase from nine (Commissioner and eight additional members) to 10, with the addition of the Director of VIMS. A new member will also have to be appointed to replace the Commissioner's membership on the Commission.
The bill will not become effective until January 17, 1998, the date of the inauguration of the new Governor.Full text:
01/17/97 House: Presented & ordered printed 972187483 pdf
01/17/97 House: Presented & ordered printed 972187483
01/17/97 House: Referred to Committee on Chesapeake and Its Tributaries
01/30/97 House: Passed by indefinitely w/amds. in C.I.T. (15-Y 0-N)