Bills Pending Virginia House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee

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VAHB764IntroDomesticated animal premises; liability for transmission of domesticated animal pathogen. Provides that no owner or operator of a domesticated animal premises, defined in the bill, shall be liable for damages arising from a claim by a person visiting...
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2020-01-17
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee
VAHB1509IntroVirginia Food Access Investment Program and Fund. Creates the Virginia Food Access Investment Program and Fund to provide funding for the construction, rehabilitation, equipment upgrades, or expansion of grocery stores, small food retailers, and inno...
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2020-01-17
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee
VAHB1566IntroIndustrial hemp; maximum THC concentration. Increases, in the definition of "industrial hemp," the maximum concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the plant Cannabis sativa from 0.3 percent to one percent. The bill also includes in the definit...
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2020-01-17
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee
VAHB1194IntroDairy Producer Margin Coverage Premium Assistance Program. Directs the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to establish and administer the Dairy Producer Margin Coverage Premium Assistance Program (the Program). The bill provides that a...
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2020-01-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee
VAHB1353IntroFederal acts; meat and poultry. Updates existing Code references to the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the federal Poultry Products Inspection Act.
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2020-01-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee
VAHB1349IntroDepartment of Agriculture and Consumer Services; Division of Marketing. Removes references to the Division of Marketing of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and authorizes the Commissioner of the Department to adopt regulations in i...
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2020-01-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee
VAHB1237IntroBeehive distribution program. Changes the process for the granting of basic beehive units by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services from a first-come, first-served process to one based on merit, and limits applicants to three beehive uni...
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2020-01-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee
VAHB1317IntroIndustrial hemp grower; public notice; buffer zone; odor mitigation. Requires any applicant for registration as a grower of industrial hemp to state either that the growing premises are more than 100 yards from any residential area or that he has com...
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2020-01-15
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee
VAHB1552IntroTethering animals; adequate shelter and space. Provides that outdoor tethering of an animal does not meet the requirement that an animal be given adequate shelter if it occurs (i) between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., except when the animal is engaged in condu...
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2020-01-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee
VAHB1279IntroAnimal shelters; confinement and disposition of animals. Increases from five to 10 the number of days an animal confined by a public or private animal shelter or releasing agency shall be kept prior to disposal of the animal unless sooner claimed by ...
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2020-01-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee
VAHB248IntroIndustrial hemp products; signage; green cross emblem. Authorizes any locality to adopt ordinances restricting the display by any business that sells hemp products of the symbol of a green cross with arms of equal length on exterior signage. The bill...
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2020-01-14
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee
VAHB249IntroHemp products; regulation; labeling. Directs the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to adopt regulations prohibiting the use of the term "CBD" in connection with a hemp product, which current law defines to include any lawful product that con...
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2020-01-14
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee
VAHB943IntroIndustrial hemp; testing after harvest. Directs the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in conducting a required random test of a grower's industrial hemp for compliance with tetrahydrocannabinol limits, to test a sample of industrial ...
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2020-01-14
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee
VAHB1480IntroLocal regulation of pet shops. Authorizes a locality to regulate or restrict by ordinance the acquisition, marketing, and sale of animals in a pet shop. Such ordinance may distinguish between certain types of pet shops and include provisions for spec...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee
VAHB1430IntroIndustrial hemp extract; approval as food or ingredient; regulations; fund. Provides that an industrial hemp extract, as defined in the bill, is a food and is subject to applicable laws and regulations. The bill establishes (i) requirements for the p...
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2020-01-14
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee
VAHB484IntroHemp products; regulation; labeling. Directs the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to adopt regulations prohibiting the use of the term "CBD" in connection with a hemp product, which current law defines to include any lawful product that con...
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2020-01-14
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee
VAHB942IntroIndustrial hemp; federal regulations; adoption in Virginia. Directs the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to conform the regulations of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to any federal regulation adopted by the U.S. Departm...
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2020-01-14
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee
VAHB1497IntroFertilizer contractor-applicator; application pursuant to nutrient management plan. Prohibits the application by a fertilizer contractor-applicator, beginning July 1, 2026, of any regulated product to a farm operation larger than 50 acres unless such...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee
VAHB491IntroVirginia Economic Development Partnership Authority; industrial hemp marketing plan; report. Directs the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority to develop a marketing plan for industr...
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2020-01-14
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee
VAHB27IntroCruelty to animals; serious bodily injury; first offense; penalty. Provides that a person who commits an act of animal cruelty that results in serious bodily injury to or the death or euthanasia of an animal is guilty of a Class 6 felony. Current law...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee
VAHB297IntroGoat grazing on stream buffers. Authorizes a locality that procures and utilizes goats for the temporary grazing of stream buffers to remain in compliance with a resource management plan for pasture land. Such compliance qualifies the locality for ma...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee
VAHB1065IntroAnimal cruelty videos and photos; penalty. Prohibits creating, recording, distributing, selling, advertising, or appearing in any videographic or still image depicting animal cruelty, with certain exceptions for law-enforcement investigations of anim...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee
VAHB508IntroAnimal care; cruelty; dangerous dogs. Extensively reorganizes, clarifies, and makes substantive changes to provisions related to dangerous dogs. Substantive changes include (i) requiring a law-enforcement officer or animal control officer who has rea...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee
VAHB349IntroHemp products; regulation; advertising. Directs the Board of Agriculture and consumer services to adopt regulations prohibiting any person who is not a credentialed medical professional from wearing a white laboratory coat or jacket or other medical ...
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2020-01-14
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee
VAHB770IntroGoat grazing on stream buffers. Authorizes a locality that procures and utilizes goats for the temporary grazing of stream buffers to remain in compliance with a resource management plan for pasture land. Such compliance qualifies the locality for ma...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee
VAHB709IntroTobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Fund; investments in Virginia venture capital accounts. Authorizes the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission to invest up to 10 percent of the available balance from the taxable portion of the T...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee
VAHB1416IntroAnimal care; zoos and petting zoos; seizure of animals. Raises from reasonable cause to probable cause the standard for a belief that animal cruelty laws are being violated for purposes of an application for a search warrant. The bill adds animals lo...
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2020-01-14
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources: Agriculture Committee
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