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2012 Regular Session


File Code: Hunting and Fishing Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 706
Sponsored By:
Delegates Jacobs, Afzali, Cluster, Eckardt, Frank, Haddaway-Riccio, Hershey, McDermott, Norman, Otto, Smigiel, Summers, and Weir
Commercial Fishing and Seafood Operations - Nuisance Actions - Exemption


Expanding the application of specified provisions of law relating to the protection of agricultural operations from nuisance actions under specified circumstances to apply to specified commercial fishing and seafood operations; exempting specified commercial fishing and seafood operations from nuisance lawsuits; authorizing an appeal of a local agency's decision on a nuisance complaint against a commercial fishing or seafood operation to a circuit court; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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House Action
First Reading Environmental Matters
Hearing 3/9 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable Report by Environmental Matters
Favorable Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed
Third Reading Passed (138-1)
Senate Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings

Sponsored by:

Delegate Jay A. Jacobs, District 36
Delegate Kathy Afzali, District 4A
Delegate John W. E. Cluster, Jr., District 8
Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate William J. Frank, District 42
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, District 37B
Delegate Stephen S. Hershey, Jr., District 36
Delegate Michael A. McDermott, District 38B
Delegate H. Wayne Norman, Jr., District 35A
Delegate Charles J. Otto, District 38A
Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Michael G. Summers, District 47
Delegate Michael H. Weir, Jr., District 6

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Appeals -see also- Judicial Review
Circuit Courts
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Fish and Fishing -see also- Aquaculture; Gill Nets
Meat, Poultry, Seafood -see also- Clams; Crabs; Oysters
Nuisances -see also- Noise; Weeds

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Courts and Judicial Proceedings
( 5-403 )
Health - General
( 20-301 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered
Committee Votes :
Environmental Matters
Roll Call Vote (Legislative date is shown):
March 18, 2012: Third Reading Passed (138-1)
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