American Whitewater – VA Paddling Bill Heads to Full Senate – More Calls Needed ASAP. Virginia paddlers and interested parties. Great News. The Virginia Senate Agriculture, Concervation and Natural Resources Committee just passed SB628 and now the bill will proceed to the full senate. Call your Virginia State Senator and ask that they support sb629 which would allow for paddling on Virginia rivers without risking criminal trespass. Check out the article on the American Whitewater website for contact information and guidance on talking points.