Bills Pending Virginia House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee

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VASB457Engross

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Breeding dogs for certain research prohibited. Prohibits for two years a person who has received a particular citation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on or after July 1, 2023, from breeding or raising a dog for the purpose of selling ...
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2022-03-08
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VASB492Engross

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Snare traps; prohibition. Prohibits the use of snare traps to hunt or kill game animals east of Interstate 95 during deer hunting season. Snare traps; prohibition. Prohibits the use of snare traps to hunt or kill game animals east of Interstate 95 d...
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2022-03-08
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VASB354Engross

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James River watershed; timeline for compliance with regulations of certain combined sewer overflow outfalls. Advances the timeline from 2035 to 2030 for work on construction related to any consent special order issued by the State Water Control Board...
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2022-03-08
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VASB272Engross

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Climate impact of concrete; work group; report. Directs the Department of General Services to convene a stakeholder work group to review the climate impact of concrete and recommend policies and practices to incentivize the reduction of the air emiss...
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2022-03-08
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VASB535Engross

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Oversight of research breeders; Animal Welfare Oversight Officer; Animal Welfare Oversight Advisory Committee; civil penalty. Directs the State Veterinarian to hire an Animal Welfare Oversight Officer to inspect and oversee the operations of research...
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2022-03-08
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VASB442Engross

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Breeding of dogs and cats for research; reporting. Requires any person who or entity that breeds dogs and cats for animal testing facilities to report certain information to the State Veterinarian on a monthly basis. The report shall include informat...
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2022-03-08
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VASB482Engross

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Consultation with federally recognized Tribal Nations; permits and reviews with potential impacts on environmental, cultural, and historic resources. Requires the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Department of Environmental Quality, the...
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2022-03-02
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VASB50Engross

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Placement of piles; no permit required. Provides that no permit shall be required for (i) the placement of piles for an existing private pier or to establish a boat slip or mooring within the owner's riparian area or (ii) a de minimis subaqueous dist...
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2022-03-02
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB311Intro

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Native plant species; state agencies. Directs the Secretaries of Natural and Historic Resources, Agriculture and Forestry, and Administration to coordinate the development of strategic actions for state agencies to take to prioritize the use of nativ...
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1247Intro

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Prohibition of killing contests. Prohibits contests and competitions that offer cash or prizes for the capture or killing of coyotes or fur-bearing animals.
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB602Intro

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Department of Flood Control; Commonwealth Flood Plan. Creates the Commonwealth Flood Board as a policy board in the executive branch. The bill provides that the Board's duties shall include, among others, overseeing the development, implementation, a...
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1200Intro

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Landfill siting; proximity to private wells. Prohibits the siting of a new municipal solid waste landfill within one mile upgradient of any existing private well.
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB411Intro

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Military personnel; free admittance to state parks, museums, and cultural institutions. Provides free access to state parks, museums, and cultural institutions to active duty and reserved members of the United States Armed Forces and their dependents...
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB725Intro

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Hunting with steel-jawed traps; prohibition; penalty. Prohibits the use of steel-jawed traps when hunting; a violation of the prohibition is punishable as a Class 3 misdemeanor.
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB255Intro

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Procurement of dogs and cats for research. Prohibits any state entity, including a public institution of higher education, from procuring dogs or cats for research purposes from a person or entity that has received certain citations pursuant to the f...
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB479Intro

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Wetland and stream mitigation credits; dam removal credits. Provides the Department of Environmental Quality the authority to allow applicants for permits with stream mitigation requirements to satisfy all or part of the requirements through dam remo...
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1176Intro

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Snare traps; prohibition. Prohibits the use of snare traps to hunt or kill game animals.
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB826Intro

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Beverage container deposit and redemption program; established; civil and criminal penalties. Establishes a beverage container deposit, refund, and redemption program involving distributors, retailers, and consumers. The program would be run by a Pro...
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB467Intro

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Dangerous and vicious dogs; civil liability; knowledge of propensity not required. Provides that a dog owner may be civilly liable for a bite or attack by his dog regardless of whether he knew or should have known of such dog's propensity for vicious...
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB132Intro

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State parks; Disabled Veteran's Passport. Expands the Disabled Veteran's Passport program to all U.S. veterans with a service-connected disability. Currently, a veteran must be 100 percent disabled to be eligible for the program, which provides free ...
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1175Intro

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Snare traps; prohibition. Prohibits the use of snare traps with a circumference greater than 12 inches to hunt or kill game animals.
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB276Intro

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Wetland and stream mitigation banks; use of credits from secondary service area. Allows any applicant for a Virginia Water Protection Permit to purchase or use credits from the secondary service area of a mitigation service provider.
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB959Intro

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Dissemination of information regarding unpermitted discharges; de minimis impact. Modifies the current requirement that the Department of Environmental Quality disseminate information about certain unpermitted discharges to require dissemination of a...
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB202Intro

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Solar facilities; permit by rule. Lowers from 150 to 20 megawatts the maximum generation capacity of an electrical generation facility that generates electricity only from sunlight to qualify for issuance of a permit by rule.
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1089Intro

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Paraquat information. Requires the Department of Health to develop an information sheet regarding the public health risks of the pesticide known as paraquat and make the sheet available to download from its website. The bill requires the Department o...
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB114Intro

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Special lifetime hunting and fishing licenses; volunteer firefighters and emergency medical services personnel. Qualifies volunteer firefighters and emergency medical services personnel who have completed three consecutive years of service to obtain ...
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB124Intro

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Hunting deer; use of .22 caliber rifle authorized. Hunting deer; use of .22 caliber rifle authorized. Authorizes the use of a rifle equipped with .22 caliber centerfire ammunition for hunting big game. Current Department of Wildlife Resources regulat...
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB709Intro

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Packaging Stewardship Program and Fund; established. Establishes the Packaging Stewardship Program (the Program), administered by the Department of Environmental Quality. Under the Program, a producer that sells products with packaging materials in t...
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1029Intro

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Wildlife Corridor Grant Fund; established; report. Establishes the Wildlife Corridor Grant Fund to provide grants for projects that reduce vehicle crashes involving wildlife and improve habitat connectivity for terrestrial and aquatic wildlife. High ...
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB918Intro

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Packaging Stewardship Program and Fund; established. Establishes the Packaging Stewardship Program (the Program), administered by the Department of Environmental Quality. Under the Program, a producer that sells products with packaging materials in t...
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB111Intro

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Hunting on Sunday; wildlife management areas. Allows hunting on Sundays in wildlife management areas owned by the Department of Wildlife Resources. Hunting on Sunday; wildlife management areas. Allows hunting on Sundays in wildlife management areas o...
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB949Intro

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Pavement sealants containing coal tar prohibited. Prohibits the sale and distribution of any pavement sealant that contains coal tar on or after July 1, 2022, except that a retailer may continue to sell any existing inventory that remains in stock on...
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1061Intro

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Breeding dogs or cats for foreign animal testing facility prohibited; penalty. Prohibits a person from breeding or raising a dog or cat for the purpose of selling or transferring the dog or cat, or its offspring, to an animal testing facility outside...
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1313Intro

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Breeders; records of animals sold or transferred to animal testing facility; report. Requires entities that breed dogs or cats for sale or transfer to an animal testing facility to keep records of each animal for two years from the date of the sale o...
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1283Intro

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Nutrient credits; generation near where used; report. Provides that any nutrient credit used to comply with certain stormwater runoff water quality criteria shall be generated in the same eight-digit hydrologic unit code (HUC), as defined by the U.S....
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1228Intro

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Water quality; baseline conditions. Requires the Department of Environmental Quality to document baseline conditions of any waters of the Commonwealth that may be affected by any discharge authorized by the State Water Control Board.
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB739Intro

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Repair and maintenance of existing shoreline improvements. Provides that no regulation shall require the replacement of an existing shoreline improvement with a living shoreline if the application is to restore or maintain the existing improvement an...
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB487Intro

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State park fees; Virginia National Guard and Virginia Air National Guard. Directs the Department of Conservation and Recreation to establish a policy that entitles any active duty member of the Virginia National Guard or the Virginia Air National Gua...
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB899Intro

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Aboveground storage tanks; Hazardous Substance Aboveground Storage Tank Fund; civil penalties. Directs the State Water Control Board to regulate aboveground storage tanks that measure more than 250 gallons in capacity and are used to contain hazardou...
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB393Intro

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Water quality; consideration of economic or social development. Requires the State Water Control Board to analyze the economic or social impact on residents who and communities that have historically been economically or socially disadvantaged when c...
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB647Intro

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Packaging Stewardship Program and Fund; Stewardship Advisory Committee; established. Establishes the Packaging Stewardship Program, administered by the Department of Environmental Quality. Under the Program, a producer that sells products with packag...
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB792Intro

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Nutrient credit trading; adjacent hydrologic unit code. Removes authority for a Virginia Stormwater Management Program or Virginia Erosion and Stormwater Management Program to allow compliance with stormwater nonpoint nutrient runoff water quality cr...
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2022-02-15
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB715Intro

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Consultation with federally recognized Tribal Nations; permits and reviews with potential impacts on environmental, cultural, and historic resources. Requires the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Department of Environmental Quality, the...
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2022-02-09
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB491Intro

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Noxious weeds. Amends the definition of "noxious weeds" to exclude plants that are commercially significant, directs the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services (the Board) to implement a phase out period when a new plant is listed as a noxious we...
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2022-02-02
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1074Intro

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Rabies vaccination; titer test; certification. Directs the Board of Health to develop, by regulation, an exemption to the rabies vaccination requirement for animals if a licensed veterinarian certifies in writing that the vaccine would endanger the a...
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2022-02-02
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
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