Thursday, February 24, 2011
Concern about the health of the Chesapeake Bay prompted the 4th graders from Spratley Gifted Center to propose the legislation.
With their testimony, the measure sailed through the State Senate and a House committee.
It hit a snag on the floor of the House, when delegates argued that the state’s menhaden fishery has a stronger claim.
The menhaden amendment failed by a single vote, and the House approved the striped bass bill.
Now, it’s up to Governor McDonnell to decide if the students’ class project will become state law.