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Virginia: Sunday Hunting Bill Passes in Senate

Monday, February 10, 2014

Today, Senate Bill 154, the Senate companion to House Bill 1237, passed by a 29-10 vote in the Virginia Senate, putting Virginia hunters one step closer to having the opportunity to hunt on Sundays on private land.

As previously reported, SB 154, sponsored by state Senator Phil Puckett (D-38), would allow hunting on private lands with written permission from the owner - while still prohibiting hunting within 200 yards of a house of worship, the hunting of deer with dogs and the hunting of bear.  If enacted, this new law would take effect on July 1.  This important pro-hunting legislation encourages hunter retention and recruitment by allowing busy families the ability to teach hunting to the next generation, since school and sport activities often dominate Saturdays for children.

SB 154 now goes to the House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee for consideration.  The House companion bill, HB 1237, is now before the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee to be heard this Thursday.  The House committee passed HB 1237 by a 12-10 vote on January 22 and the Senate committee passed SB 154 by a 9-4 vote on January 30.  Please keep up the momentum of support for this important legislation and once again contact members of this key Senate committee and encourage them to support HB 1237.

Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee:

Senator Phil Puckett (D-38), Chairman
Tazewell
(804) 698-7538
district38@senate.virginia.gov

Senator Emmett Hanger (R-24)
Mount Solon
(804) 698-7524
district24@senate.virginia.gov

     
Senator John Watkins (R-10)
Midlothian
(804) 698-7510
district10@senate.virginia.gov

   
Senator Frank Ruff (R-15)
Clarksville
(804) 698-7515
district15@senate.virginia.gov

         
Senator Don McEachin (D-9)
Richmond
(804) 698-7509
district09@senate.virginia.gov

     
Senator Chap Petersen (D-34)
Fairfax
(804) 698-7534
district34@senate.virginia.gov

     
Senator Richard Stuart (R-28)
Montross
(804) 698-7528
district28@senate.virginia.gov

     
Senator Dave Marsden (D-37)
Burke
(804) 698-7537
district37@senate.virginia.gov

     
Senator Bill Stanley (R-20)
Richmond
(804) 698-7520
district20@senate.virginia.gov

     
Senator John Miller (D-1)
Newport News
(804) 698-7501
district01@senate.virginia.gov

     
Senator Adam Ebbin (D-30)
Alexandria
(804) 698-7530
district30@senate.virginia.gov

Senator John Cosgrove (R-14)
Chesapeake
(804) 698-7514
district14@senate.virginia.gov

Senator Ryan McDougle (R-4)
Mechanicsville
(804) 698-7504
district04@senate.virginia.gov

Senator Jennifer Wexton (D-33)
Leesburg
(804) 698-7533
district33@senate.virginia.gov

Senator Lynwood Lewis (D-6)
Accomac
(804) 698-7506
district06@senate.virginia.gov

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