Bills Pending Virginia House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee

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VAHB1739Intro

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State parks; discounted rental and service fees; military State parks; discounted rental and service fees; military and veterans. Directs the Department of Conservation and Recreation to establish a policy that entitles any veteran or person on activ...
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2021-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB2126Intro

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State parks; lifetime senior parking pass. Directs the Department of Conservation and Recreation to establish a lifetime senior parking pass card that authorizes any person 60 years of age or older after paying a one-time fee to park at any of Virgin...
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2021-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1839Intro

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Special hunting and fishing license for disabled veterans; 50 percent disabled. Authorizes any resident veteran who has a service-connected disability of 50 percent or more to receive at no cost from the Department of Wildlife Resources a lifetime li...
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2021-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB2109Intro

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Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services; membership. Expands the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services by adding as an at-large member an expert in companion animal welfare who is employed by a releasing agency in the Commonwealth. Under curr...
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2021-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1766Intro

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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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2021-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1744Intro

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Animal 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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2021-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1712Intro

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Food packaging; PFAS chemicals; penalty. Prohibits the sale, offer for sale, or distribution for sale or use of any food packaging containing perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS chemicals), defined in the bill as a class of fluorinate...
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2020-12-04
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VASB318Engross

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Release of balloons; prohibition. Reduces the number of balloons per hour that a person may release without penalty from 49 to one.
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2020-12-04
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1279Intro

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Animal 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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2020-12-04
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1464Intro

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Local authority to restrict nutrient credit usage. Authorizes the governing body of any locality, by ordinance, to restrict the total nutrient credits that are generated in the locality and used in an adjacent eight-digit hydrologic unit code or four...
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2020-12-04
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1366Intro

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Commissioner of Health and the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality; program to remediate septic systems in recurrently flooded areas of Resource Protection Areas. Directs the Commissioner of Health and the Director of the Department o...
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2020-12-04
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1373Intro

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Flood Resiliency Clearing House Program. Directs the Department of Conservation and Recreation to develop a Flood Resiliency Clearing House Program for coordinating flood mitigation solutions. The bill requires the Clearing House to solicit flood mit...
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2020-12-04
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1480Intro

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Local 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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2020-12-04
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1038Intro

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Solid waste management facility; permit for landfill with capacity of more than 35 million tons. Prohibits the Virginia Waste Management Board from issuing (i) a permit for a new solid waste management facility or (ii) an amendment to a permit allowi...
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2020-12-04
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB705Intro

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State air, waste, and water boards; permit authority; appointment of members. Removes the authority to issue, reissue, amend, or modify permits or certificates or to hear permit actions from the State Air Pollution Control Board, the Waste Management...
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2020-12-04
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VASB304Engross

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Animal shelter euthanasia rate. Requires any public or private animal shelter or releasing agency to annually file with the State Veterinarian (i) a copy of its intake policy, (ii) the number of animals on which a euthanasia procedure was performed, ...
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2020-12-04
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1497Intro

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Fertilizer 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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2020-12-04
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1171Intro

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Solar farms; annual report of acreage; report. Directs the Virginia Solar Energy Center to compile an annual report that lists (i) the total acreage of solar farm or utility-scale solar facility development projects completed in the prior calendar ye...
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2020-12-04
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB221Intro

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Tree conservation ordinance; Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act locality; designated trees. Adds "Chesapeake Bay watershed tree," as defined in the bill, to the types of tree that a locality with a tree conservation ordinance is authorized to designate ...
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2020-12-04
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1715Intro

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Department of Environmental Quality; administration of Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Programs. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality to operate a required Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Program (VESCP) on behalf of any locali...
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2020-12-04
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB389Intro

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Hurricane and Flooding Risk Reduction and Bond Rating Protection Act of 2020; report. Establishes the Hurricane and Flooding Risk Reduction and Bond Rating Protection Act of 2020, which establishes the Commonwealth of Virginia as a nonfederal sponsor...
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2020-12-04
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1706Intro

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Prohibited pesticides; chlorpyrifos. Prohibits the manufacture, distribution, sale, offer for sale, use, or offer for use of any pesticide containing chlorpyrifos, defined in the bill, as an active ingredient. The bill requires the Virginia Departmen...
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2020-12-04
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1566Intro

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Industrial 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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2020-12-04
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1727Intro

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Feral cats; trap, neuter, and return programs. Authorizes any public or private animal shelter, releasing agency, or hospital or clinic that is operated under the immediate supervision of a duly licensed veterinarian to operate a trap, neuter, and re...
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2020-12-04
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1364Intro

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Resource Protection Areas; improvement plans. Directs the State Water Control Board, in promulgating regulations that establish criteria for use by local governments to determine the ecological and geographic extent of Chesapeake Bay Preservation Are...
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2020-12-04
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
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