Well, it shouldn't come as a big surprise. Money Talks! Who knew? Omega just goes too deep into the pockets in Richmond. I've written about it before. Lt. Governor Ralph Northam tried unsuccessfully several times to get it passed, and each time it would show up in some Agriculture sub committee, it would not even get seconded because no one wants to go on record with a vote, so they stonewall it. Say it isn't worth the time. If it isn't broken, why try to fix it? Sorry, but Richmond is just a broke as Washington, D.C., and its embarrassing.A pair of Virginia House of Delegates bills designed to change how menhaden fishing is controlled were shot down Thursday in the General Assembly.
HB150 and 151 were tabled in the Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Chesapeake sub-committee.
Only Delegates Alfonso H. Lopez (D) and R. Lee Ware (R) voted to have the bills advanced.
Here are the committee members who killed it, save Lopez and Ware: https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?161+com+H1