Hunting elk; authorizes Board of GIF to create a special license. (HB2687)

Introduced By

Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Special license for hunting elk. Authorizes the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries (the Board) to create a special license for hunting elk. Such license shall be required in addition to general hunting licenses. The bill authorizes the Board to establish guidelines (i) related to selection of applicants for eligibility to purchase a special elk license and (ii) permitting the transfer of special elk licenses to individuals or wildlife conservation organizations whose mission is to ensure the conservation of Virginia's wildlife resources. The bill authorizes the Board to establish a nonrefundable application fee of $15 for residents and $20 for nonresidents and a special elk license fee at no more than $40 for residents and $400 for nonresidents. The bill directs the Board, as funds become available, to utilize a portion of the fees collected for special elk licenses to compensate an owner or lessee of agricultural land for agricultural damage directly caused by elk. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104020D
01/14/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/16/2019Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #2
01/23/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/23/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)
01/29/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2687)
01/30/2019Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Committee substitute printed 19105676D-H1
01/31/2019Read first time
02/01/2019Read second time
02/01/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105676D-H1
02/01/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2687H1
02/04/2019Read third time and passed House (84-Y 14-N)
02/04/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (84-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2019Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/13/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2687H1)
02/14/2019Committee amendments
02/14/2019Passed by indefinitely in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with letter (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)