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2022 Virginia General Assembly Legislation

Through this summary, Virginia DWR will provide information on bills filed during the 2022 General Assembly related to the Department’s mission or that may affect our operations and be of interest to you.

Commenting on Legislation

The most appropriate way to express your opinion about these bills, or any other legislation, is through your local delegate and/or senator. For more information about your legislators and how to contact them, please visit the Virginia General Assembly website. You may also contact the Virginia General Assembly’s Constituent Viewpoint Comment line toll-free at 1-800-889-0229 (698-1990 in Richmond).

Legislative Sportsman’s Caucus Meetings

The Legislative Sportsman’s Caucus will not meet this year due to COVID-19.

Bills

Click on the bill number to go directly to the state’s Legislative Information System (LIS) to view the full text of the legislation. The current committee to which the legislation is assigned and agendas/dockets for committee meetings can be found under the “Committee” column. Summary information and latest status is available in the “Latest Information” column. Please note that the “Committee” information will be updated on the LIS only when there has been action on the specific piece of legislation; not all bills will be acted on in the same timeframes.

Legislation will be added to this list as it is introduced. Please be aware that new legislation is introduced every day, especially during the pre-Session and early Session periods.

Last Updated: January 14, 2022

BillChief PatronCatch LineCommitteeLatest Information
House Bills
HB64Delegate EdmundsHunting on Sunday; wildlife management areas. (See HB 111 instead)

House Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources

Summary and Status
HB65Delegate EdmundsLive nutria.

House Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources

Summary and Status
HB111Delegate EdmundsHunting on Sunday; wildlife management areas.

House Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources

Summary and Status
HB114Delegate MarshSpecial lifetime hunting and fishing licenses; volunteer firefighters and emergency medical services personnel.

House, Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources

Summary and Status
HB115Delegate WileySpecial hunting and fishing license for disabled veterans; 50 percent disabled.

House Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources

Summary and Status
HB120Delegate WyattSpecial hunting and fishing license for certain disabled veterans.

House Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources

Summary and Status
HB124Delegate WyattHunting deer; use of .22 caliber rifle authorized.

House Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources

Summary and Status
HB463Delegate AustinDepartment of Wildlife Resources; boat ramp fees.

House Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources

Summary and Status
HB725Delegate GooditisHunting with steel-jawed traps; prohibition; penalty.

House Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources

Summary and Status
HB1029Delegate TranWildlife Corridor Grant Fund; established; report.

House Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources

Summary and Status
HB1112Delegate CordozaDepartment of Motor Vehicles; fishing licenses.

House Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources

Summary and Status
Senate Bills
SB8Senator PetersenHunting on Sundays. Permits hunting on Sunday on public or private land.

Senate Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources

Summary and Status
SB141Senator EdwardsDepartment of Wildlife Resources; boat ramp fees.

Senate Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources

Summary and Status
SB332Delegate ReevesBoating safety education.

Senate Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources

Summary and Status
HB492Senator McDougleSnare traps; prohibition.

Senate Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources

Summary and Status
HB536Senator MarsdenTrespass by hunters; penalty.

Senate Agriculture, Conservation, and Natural Resources

Summary and Status
Bills the Department is Monitoring
HB562Delegate ScottConservation and natural resources; sections not set out; technical revisions.

House Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources

Summary and Status
Bills No Longer Moving Forward