Filled subaqueous bottomlands; Marine Resources Commission to convey title if lawfully deposited. (SB1133)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Conveyance of state-owned bottomlands.  Creates an administrative procedure that allows the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to convey title to filled subaqueous bottomlands if the applicant can provide evidence that such fill was lawfully deposited. The bill also removes the requirement that grantees compensate the Commonwealth in an amount equivalent to 25 percent of the assessed value of the specified parcel. Grantees will pay a fee to the Commonwealth in an amount reasonably related to the costs to effect the conveyance. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103794D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2011Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/24/2011Reported from Courts of Justice (10-Y 1-N 3-A) (see vote tally)
01/25/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1133)
01/25/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2011Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2011Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/16/2011Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Committee substitute printed 11105400D-H1
02/17/2011Read second time
02/18/2011Passed by for the day
02/21/2011Read third time
02/21/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105400D-H1
02/21/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1133H1
02/21/2011Passed House with substitute (77-Y 22-N)
02/21/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (77-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1133H1)
02/23/2011House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Title replaced 11105400D-H1
03/03/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1133ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/10/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1133ER)
03/28/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 734 (effective 10/1/11)
03/28/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0734)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 6 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2310.