Oyster planting grounds; Marine Resources Commission to post. (HB1496)

Introduced By

Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Marine Resources Commission; oyster planting grounds; notice of application for lease. Requires the Marine Resources Commission (the Commission) to post notice of an application to lease oyster planting grounds for 30 days on its website and to notify by mail the county or city in which the grounds are located, any current holders of adjoining leases, and riparian owners within 200 feet of the selected grounds. Current law requires posting of notice at the local courthouse for 60 days. The bill (i) reduces from four weeks to two weeks the period during which the Commission is required to publish weekly notice of the application in a newspaper and (ii) requires all forms of notice to invite written comments. The bill also provides that the applicant shall bear the cost of notice. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/15/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101911D
12/15/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/12/2017Assigned ACNR sub: Chesapeake
01/18/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1496)
01/26/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/07/2017Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2297 and SB1144.