Bill Text: VA HB56 | 2018 | Regular Session | Prefiled

Bill Title: Crab scraping; possession of hard crabs, characteristics of scrape.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-02-13 - Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources [HB56 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2018-HB56-Prefiled.html
Offered January 10, 2018
Prefiled December 1, 2017
A BILL to amend and reenact §28.2-706 of the Code of Virginia, relating to crab scraping; possession of hard crabs; characteristics of scrape.
Patron-- Bloxom
Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That §28.2-706 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§28.2-706. Restrictions on crab scraping; penalty.

It is unlawful for any person to:

1. Use a crab scrape having a mouth longer than four five feet and a toothed bar; or

2. Haul a scrape, except by hand;

3. Have more than two scrapes overboard; or

4. Possess hard crabs while having a crab scrape on board.

A violation of any provision of this section is a Class 3 misdemeanor.