Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources cites recent legislative changes

The Department of Wildlife Resources wants to make the public aware of laws enacted during 2020 General Assembly effective July 1, that may be of interest. For the full list on what’s changed, visit: https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/legislation/.

New laws address:

• Boat ramp fees; exemptions. Authorizes the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to charge a fee for the use of any facility that the department manages and any boat ramp that the department owns or manages. Current law authorizes such fee only for a facility that is owned by the department. The bill adds exemptions from such fees for a person holding a valid access permit issued by the department and any person who is a passenger in but not the owner or operator of a paddlecraft or registered vessel. The bill includes technical changes…..

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