2010 Regular Session


File Code: Hunting and Fishing Prior Year Introduction As: HB 862/09 - ENV
Sponsored By:
Delegates Smigiel, Aumann, Carter, Costa, Eckardt, Elmore, Frank, George, Haddaway, Kelly, McDonough, Miller, Shewell, Sossi, and Walkup
Natural Resources - Oyster Harvest - Closure of State Waters


Requiring the Department of Natural Resources to keep tidal waters of the State open for oyster harvesting unless the Department makes specified determinations or except as required by law; requiring the Department to manage tidal waters to support, promote, and enhance oyster harvesting opportunities to a specified extent; requiring the Department to manage tidal waters to prevent any net loss of waters available for oyster harvesting or of available oyster harvest authorizations; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Environmental Matters
Hearing 2/10 at 1:00 p.m.
Hearing cancelled
Hearing 2/19 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Environmental Matters
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Susan L. M. Aumann, District 42
Delegate Jill P. Carter, District 41
Delegate Robert A. Costa, District 33B
Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate D. Page Elmore, District 38A
Delegate William J. Frank, District 42
Delegate Ron George, District 30
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway, District 37B
Delegate Kevin Kelly, District 1B
Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Warren E. Miller, District 9A
Delegate Tanya T. Shewell, District 5A
Delegate Richard A. Sossi, District 36
Delegate Mary Roe Walkup, District 36

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Conservation -see also- Soil Conservation
Natural Resources, Department of
Safety -see also- Occupational Safety

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Natural Resources
( 4-215 , 4-215 , 4-215 , 4-215.5 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered
Committee Votes :
Environmental Matters