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Passed Virginia Gun Law HB1938

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Legislation Overview

Title: Slingbow hunting; authorizes use to hunt small and big game.

Subject: Hunting Laws and Permits: Counties Cities and Towns: Game Inland Fisheries and Boating: Bears

Description: Slingbow hunting; license. Authorizes the use of a slingbow to hunt deer and small game when a hunter is licensed to hunt with a bow and arrow.

Session: 2017 Regular Session

Last Action: Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 530 (effective 7/1/17)

Last Action Date: March 16, 2017

Sponsors

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1 sponsors: James Edmunds (R);

Percentage of House Of Delegates sponsoring bill: 1% (1 of 100)

History
Chamber Date Action
Mar 16, 2017 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 530 (effective 7/1/17)
House Feb 28, 2017 Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
House Feb 28, 2017 Bill text as passed House and Senate reprinted (HB1938ER)
Feb 28, 2017 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
House Feb 24, 2017 Signed by Speaker
Senate Feb 24, 2017 Signed by President
House Feb 24, 2017 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1938ER)
House Feb 24, 2017 Enrolled
Senate Feb 21, 2017 Passed Senate (36-Y 4-N)
Senate Feb 21, 2017 Read third time
Senate Feb 20, 2017 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
Senate Feb 16, 2017 Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 0-N)
Senate Feb 7, 2017 Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
Senate Feb 7, 2017 Constitutional reading dispensed
House Feb 6, 2017 VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 3-N)
House Feb 6, 2017 Read third time and passed House (94-Y 3-N)
House Feb 3, 2017 Read second time
House Feb 3, 2017 Printed as engrossed 17103783D-E
House Feb 3, 2017 Engrossed by House as amended HB1938E
House Feb 3, 2017 Committee amendment agreed to
House Feb 2, 2017 Read first time
House Feb 1, 2017 Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment (19-Y 2-N)
House Jan 25, 2017 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (8-Y 0-N)
House Jan 16, 2017 Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
House Jan 10, 2017 Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
House Jan 10, 2017 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103783D
Texts
Type Date State Link Text
Enrolled Feb 24, 2017 state link bill text
Engrossed Feb 3, 2017 state link bill text
Prefiled Jan 10, 2017 state link bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Votes

House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (8-Y 0-N)

House: Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment (19-Y 2-N)

House: VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 3-N)

Senate: Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 0-N)

Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)

Senate: Passed Senate (36-Y 4-N)

Link: http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?171+sum+HB1938

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