2008 Session General Assembly Bills on All Hunting

Total Hunting Bills: 16; Signed by the Governor: 6; Defeated: 10

House Bills on Hunting: 11; Signed by the Governor: 5; Defeated: 6


***886, Lohr
Bear hound night training season
Referred to Natural Resources Subcommittee
Engrossed to final House passage
Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
Senate: Referred to Committee on ACNR Committee
Reported from ACNR13-1
Passed in the Senate 40-0
Approved by Governor-Chapter 31 (effective 7/1/08)



***1016, Hugo
Baiting deer for/by urban control programs
Referred to ACNR Committee
Reported by ACNR
Passed in a block vote by the House (99-0)
Assigned to Senate ACNR Committee
Reported by ACNR Committee 14-0
Passed by the Senate 40-0
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1016ER)
Approved by Governor-Chapter 17 (effective 7/1/08)



***1175, Lingamfelter
Hunter apprentice program permitted
Referred to ACNR
Reported from ACNR with amendment (22-Y 0-N)
Committee amendment agreed to
Engrossed by House as amended
Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
Communicated to Senate
Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 0-N)
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
Approved by Governor-Chapter 18 (effective 7/1/08)



***1482, Saxman
Bear control, non-lethal
Engrossed
Reported 22-0
Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
Senate ACNR Committee
Reported by ACNR 15-0
Passed by the Senate 40-0
Approved by Governor-Chapter 261 (effective 7/1/08)



***HJR231, Saxman
DGIF citizen participation upgrade proposals (friendly)
Referred to ACNR Committee
Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N)
Passed by the House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
Communicated to Senate
Referred to Committee on Rules
Reported from Rules with substitute by voice vote
Agreed to by Senate with substitute
House: Senate substitute agreed to by House 087323712-S1 (99-Y 0-N)
Passed the House 98-0
(Final passage for resolutions; the Governor does not sign resolutions.)



217, Alexander
Tethering of dogs (Also under "Dog Bills")
Stricken by ACNR Committee (Oppose) (DEAD)



872, Johnson
Requires a hunter or any person who accompanies a hunter to wear blaze orange during any firearms deer season, including the muzzleloader season. Some modifying of the total square inches may be advisable, but the "Primitive" weapons seasons are now as busy as the regular seasons, and as dangerous. Requiring the wearing of orange is a fairness move as well as a safety measure. Legislators can get by with killing this bill, but VSSA should not openly oppose it. Referred to ACNR
Tabled in ACNR (DEAD)



1088, Sickles
DGIF records disclosures made easier ACNR; Rereferred to General Laws FOIA Subcommittee Left in General Laws Committee (DEAD)



1352, R L Ware
DGIF Board makeup changes
ACNR Ware's subcommittee
ACNR full committee: Rereferred to Ware's subcommittee
Reported from ACNR by one vote
Defeated by the House 48-50 (DEAD)



*1361, Cline
DGIF Director duties
ACNR, reported with substitute (21-Y 1-N)
Passed House (90-Y 8-N)
Senate: Referred to Committee on ACNR
Defeated in Senate ACNR; PBI 13-1 (DEAD)



1456, Nichols
Bow hunting on Sunday
ACNR Subcommittee #2
Subcommittee on Natural Resources
Left in ACNR Committee (DEAD)



Senate Bills on Hunting: 5; Signed by the Governor: 1; Defeated: 4


***617, Stolle
Apprentice Hunting provision
Passed ACNR 15-0;
Passed Senate 38-0;
Communicated to the House
Referred to ACNR Committee
Reported by ACNR 21-0
Amendment by Delegate Lingamfelter agreed to
Engrossed by House as amended
Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (94-Y 0-N)
House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB617ER)
Approved by Governor-Chapter 416 (effective 7/1/08)



*263, Deeds
New penalties for retrieving dogs while in possession of weapons
Criminal subcommittee,
Courts Committee reported 14-1
Passed Senate (38-Y 1-N)
Communicated to House
Referred to ACNR Committee
Defeated; tabled by House ACNR by voice vote (DEAD)



365, Watkins
Banning turkey hunting with rifles
Stricken at Patron's request in ACNR (DEAD)



524, Wagner
Sunday hunting, all areas, all legal species
PBI in ACNR (DEAD)



*708, Stolle
Urban archery season
Passed ACNR 14-1
Passed Senate passed 31-8
Communicated to the House
Referred to ACNR Committee
Referred to ACNR
Tabled in ACNR by voice vote (DEAD)