Riparian planting ground; assignment eligibility. (HB1779)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bloxom (R-Accomack)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Riparian planting ground assignment eligibility. Authorizes the Commissioner of the Marine Resources Commission to assign to a land owner who is eligible to apply for riparian planting grounds only a planting ground that the Commissioner, in his discretion, deems appropriate to encompass as much as one-half acre of ground. The bill authorizes the Commissioner to consider assigning an area that the owner designates within his riparian waters and provides that the assignment shall not extend farther than the nearest edge of the channel or the middle of the body of water, whichever is the shorter distance. The bill removes a provision stating that the fee for such assignment shall be $1.50. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/26/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102022D
12/26/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/09/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1779)
01/09/2019Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #3
01/23/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/23/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (10-Y 0-N)
01/23/2019Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2019Committee substitute printed 19105174D-H1
01/25/2019Read first time
01/28/2019Read second time
01/28/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105174D-H1
01/28/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1779H1
01/29/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/29/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/04/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1779H1)
02/07/2019Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Read third time
02/12/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1779ER)
02/14/2019Signed by Speaker
02/14/2019Signed by President
02/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1779ER)
02/18/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/18/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 18, 2019
02/18/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
02/27/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 152 (effective 7/1/19)
02/27/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0152)


Bill Fleming writes:

This bill is another band-aid on a section of the CoV which does little. Why should people with less than 105 feet of shoreline be prevented from obtaining a riparian lease? This also does not protect a shoreline property owner's full shoreline from encroachment by unknown commercial least holders.