HB 507

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 04, 2020
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Release of balloons prohibited; civil penalty.


Release of balloon prohibited; civil penalty.Prohibits any person, with certain exceptions, from knowingly releasingor causing to be released any balloon outdoors and provides thatany person convicted of a violation shall be liable for a civil penaltyof not less than $250 or more than $2,500, to be paid into the LitterControl and Recycling Fund. A court may, as an alternative to imposingthe penalty, require the performance of at least 10 hours of communityservice in litter abatement activities. Current law prohibits a personfrom releasing 50 or more balloons within an hour and sets the civilpenalty at $5 per balloon, with the proceeds deposited into the LifetimeHunting and Fishing Endowment Fund.

Bill Sponsors (2)



Feb 05, 2020


Failed to report (defeated) in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (10-Y 10-N)

Jan 31, 2020


House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered


Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (4-Y 0-N)

Jan 17, 2020


Impact statement from DPB (HB507)

Jan 14, 2020


Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources

Jan 04, 2020


Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102800D


Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

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