Bills Pending Virginia Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee

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VAHB995EngrossTracking wounded bear, deer, or turkey. Allows a licensed hunter to use tracking dogs to find a wounded or dead bear, deer, or turkey. The bill authorizes the hunter to have a weapon in his possession and to use it to humanely kill the tracked animal...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1537EngrossAnimal boarding establishments; in-home care. Excludes from the definition of "boarding establishment" any private residential dwelling that shelters, feeds, and waters fewer than five companion animals that are not owned by the proprietor.
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2018-02-14
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB889EngrossTethering of dogs; local ordinance. Authorizes the governing body of any locality to adopt an ordinance restricting the tethering of a dog outdoors. The ordinance may limit the maximum number of hours during which the dog may remain tethered but shal...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1414EngrossSpecial license to hunt bear, deer, and turkey; fee. Directs the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries to create a special license for hunting bear, deer, and turkey, to cost $23 for a resident age 16 or older and $150 for a nonresident age 16 or older....
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2018-02-14
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1404EngrossSnakehead fish; certified restaurants and retail markets. Authorizes a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan certified restaurant or retail market to purchase from an HACCP certified dealer or sell processed snakehead fish of the fa...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1475EngrossSewerage systems; state adoption of federal criteria. Directs the State Water Control Board (the Board) not to adopt certain U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) freshwater ammonia water quality criteria (the Criteria) unless the Board includes...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1393EngrossArrowgun hunting; license. Authorizes the use of an arrowgun, a pneumatic-powered air gun, for hunting and allows certain disabled hunters to obtain an archery license for hunting with an arrowgun.
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2018-02-14
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB771EngrossPotomac Aquifer recharge monitoring; advisory board; Potomac Aquifer recharge monitoring; advisory board; laboratory established; SWIFT Project. Creates an advisory board and a laboratory to monitor the effects of the Sustainable Water Infrastructure...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1206EngrossState Water Control Board; Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System; abbreviated newspaper notice. Authorizes the newspaper publication, if the permit applicant so elects, of an abbreviated public notice of certain Virginia Pollutant Discharge...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1151EngrossNonresident youth fishing license; exemption. Authorizes a nonresident under age 16 to fish without a fishing license when accompanied by a person possessing a valid license to fish in Virginia. Current law allows a resident under age 16 or a nonresi...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1608EngrossThe Virginia Water Quality Improvement Fund; publicly owned treatment works; nutrient reduction. Authorizes the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality (the Department) to issue grants from the Virginia Water Quality Improvement Fund for ...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1521EngrossReformulated gasoline program; exemption; portion of Hopewell. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to seek an exemption from the federal reformulated gasoline program for conventional gasoline sold in that portion of the City of Hopewell ...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1607EngrossAbandonment of an animal; penalty. Decreases from five days to four days the minimum length of time for which failing to provide the elements of basic care constitutes abandonment of an animal. The bill increases from a Class 3 misdemeanor to a Class...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB532EngrossIndustrial hemp research programs. Authorizes the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to undertake research through the establishment of (i) a higher education industrial hemp research program, to be managed by institutions of higher ed...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1328EngrossHunting; disabled hunter exempt from local tree stand requirement. Exempts certain disabled hunters from any local ordinance requiring hunting from an elevated platform or tree stand.
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2018-02-14
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1036EngrossEastern Virginia groundwater management; trading work group. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality (the Department) to convene a work group to assist the Department in carrying out the 2017 recommendation of the Eastern Virginia Groundwater...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1096EngrossDredged material siting; fast-track permitting program. Directs the Marine Resources Commission to develop a fast-track regulatory permitting program for the selection and use of appropriate sites for the disposal of dredged material, to be effective...
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2018-02-13
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1479EngrossEquine liability; execution of waiver. Provides that the execution of a waiver by a duly authorized representative of a parent or guardian of a minor participant in equine activities shall constitute the knowing execution of such a waiver by a parent...
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2018-02-09
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB414EngrossMicro Market Act; penalty. Provides for the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to issue permits for the operation of a micro market, which is defined in the bill as an unattended, self-checkout retail food establishment located in the in...
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2018-02-05
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB990IntroStormwater; State Water Control Board; regulations. Authorizes the State Water Control Board (the Board) to adopt stormwater regulations that provide any definitions, equations, or protocols needed to implement the runoff reduction method of demonstr...
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2018-02-01
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB838IntroVirginia Conservation Police Review Board. Creates a six-member review board composed of a State Police officer and a criminal defense lawyer, both appointed by the Governor; a recreational angler and a hunter, appointed by the Speaker of the House o...
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2018-02-01
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB940IntroCombined sewer overflow system; notice of discharge. Requires the owner or operator of any combined sewer overflow (CSO) system to immediately report any discharge of untreated or partially treated sewage to the Department of Environmental Quality (t...
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2018-02-01
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB346EngrossPersonal watercraft; operation on public lake smaller than 50 acres; local ordinance. Provides that any locality may, by ordinance, prohibit the operation of a personal watercraft on a public lake measuring less than 50 acres in extent, with a violat...
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2018-01-31
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB175IntroPublic animal shelters; dogs and cats; euthanasia notice. Requires a public animal shelter to wait three days before euthanizing a dog or cat when a person has notified the shelter of his intent to adopt or take custody of the particular animal. The ...
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2018-01-25
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB499IntroAgriculture easements; validity; termination. Prohibits a restriction imposed by a conservation easement from being enforced against any occupied single-family dwelling structure, including any outbuilding, shed, barn, garage, or driveway, or the lan...
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2018-01-18
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB217IntroSale of dog or cat not obtained from releasing agency or animal rescue; prohibition. Authorizes localities to adopt ordinances prohibiting the sale in a pet shop of any dog or cat that was not obtained from a Virginia releasing agency or a nonprofit ...
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2018-01-18
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
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