While the 2014 Virginia General Assembly adjourned last week without a set budget and will return March 24 to address the issue that has divided the Senate and House of Delegates—the expansion of Medicaid — Governor Terry McAuliffe has signed off on a bill that will legalize Sunday hunting under certain circumstances throughout the state as of July 1, 2014.
House Bill (HB) 1237 passed the House 71-27 and the Senate 28-11 before it was approved by McAuliffe on March 5.
Northumberland County’s representatives in the House and Senate, Del. Margaret Ransone (R-99th) and Sen. Ryan McDougle R-4th), voted against the bill, citing concerns with people no longer having one day a week to go out onto their property and enjoy other outdoor activities without worrying about hunting in the area.
—Read the full story in the March 12 issue of the Northumberland Echo, on stands now!