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The upcoming 2018 Virginia General Assembly session begins on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.
Bill pre-filing began on November 20, 2017.

We will post below any and all filed bills pertaining to hunting, dogs, and so forth as they are published, so be sure to check here frequently for important information and updates.

You may also click here to track bills directly from Virginia’s Legislative Information System (LIS)

HOUSE BILLS WATCH

HB 239 Hunting with the assistance of dogs

Introduced by: Terry G. Kilgore

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Hunting with the assistance of dogs; Sunday hunting; exceptions. Removes the prohibition on hunting deer or bear with a gun, firearm, or other weapon with the assistance of dogs on Sunday with certain exceptions. The bill retains the prohibition on hunting or killing any wild bird or wild animal, including any nuisance species, with a gun, firearm, or other weapon on Sunday, with certain exceptions. The bill authorizes hunting raccoons on Sunday; current law permits the hunting or killing of raccoons on Sunday only until 2:00 a.m.

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HISTORY

  • 01/02/18 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103859D
  • 01/02/18 House: Committee Referral Pending

SENATE BILLS WATCH

SB 99 Hunting dogs; release of dogs near highway

Introduced by: David W. Marsden

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Release of hunting dogs on a highway. Provides that any person who intentionally releases five or more hunting dogs on or within 15 feet of a highway is guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor and a second or subsequent violation within three years of the first violation is a Class 1 misdemeanor.

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