North and South Mayo Rivers; designating portions thereof in Henry County as State scenic rivers. (HB455)

Introduced By

Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville) with support from co-patrons Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), and Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Scenic river. Designating portions of the North Mayo River and South Mayo River as components of the Virginia Scenic Rivers System. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084681638
01/04/2008Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/16/2008Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2008Read first time
01/18/2008Read second time
01/18/2008Committee amendments agreed to
01/18/2008Engrossed by House as amended HB455E
01/18/2008Printed as engrossed 084681638-E
01/21/2008Read third time and passed House (94-Y 2-N)
01/21/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (94-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2008Communicated to Senate
01/22/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/22/2008Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/23/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/23/2008Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/11/2008Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2008Read third time
02/13/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB455ER)
02/15/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB455ER)
02/15/2008Signed by Speaker
02/15/2008Signed by President
02/22/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 14 (effective 7/1/08)
02/25/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0014)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB40.


kay slaughter writes:

This bill designating the North and South Mayo River in Henry County (near NC line and Martinsville, Va) has the full support of the Board of Supervisors and Dan River Basin Assn and is part of Henry County's effort to promote its rivers for tourism -- this is a gorgeous part of the state, and the Mayo is very special. Eventually, there are hopes that a linear park might be developed along the Mayo in Va. to meet up with the Mayo River park in North Carolina.
This should not be a controversial bill but still one worth supporting.