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VASB1007EngrossStormwater management; inspections. Directs the State Water Control Board to adopt regulations that require that a long-term maintenance agreement for any best management practice that is a wet pond provide for inspections no more frequently than eve...
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2020-03-03
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VASB310EngrossPublic animal shelters; notice to euthanize. Requires each public animal shelter to adopt a policy under which it waits a certain number of days before euthanizing a dog or cat when a person has notified the shelter of his intent to adopt or take cus...
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2020-03-03
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VASB335EngrossHunting and fishing license; military service. Authorizes any resident who is on active duty with, has been honorably discharged after at least six months of service in, or has retired from any branch of the United States Armed Forces to apply for an...
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2020-03-03
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VASB769EngrossEnvironmental proceedings; findings of fact. Directs the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to give deference to findings of fact by a presiding officer based on the evidence presented in any formal proceeding where the parties are operating u...
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2020-03-03
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VASB304EngrossAnimal 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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2020-02-26
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VASB318EngrossRelease 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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2020-02-19
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1188IntroBear hunting license; inclusion in license to hunt deer and turkey. Directs the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries to include the ability to hunt bear in the existing license to hunt deer and turkey. Current law provides that the standard big game li...
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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1129IntroProduct safety; flame retardants; regulations; fund; civil penalty. Prohibits the manufacture or sale in the Commonwealth, beginning July 1, 2021, of upholstered furniture intended for residential use or any product that is intended to come into clos...
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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources 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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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources 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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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1170IntroRegional electric utility or transportation sector Regional electric utility or transportation sector emissions programs; participation by Commonwealth. Prohibits the Governor or any state agency or political subdivision from adopting any regulation,...
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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1393IntroNutrient 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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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources 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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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1144IntroState 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 active duty military service, and the accompanying spouse or ch...
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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB640IntroProduct safety; liquid container containing bisphenol A; fund; civil penalty. Prohibits the manufacture, sale, or distribution in the Commonwealth, beginning July 1, 2023, of any container intended for the storage of liquid food or beverages that con...
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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources 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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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB434IntroState parks; lifetime senior parking pass. Directs the Department of Conservation and Recreation to establish a lifetime senior parking pass card that authorizes any person who has paid a one-time fee and has reached the age of 60 to park at any of V...
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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB24IntroHurricane 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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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources 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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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources 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 the applic...
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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1667IntroMarine Resources Commission; member occupations. Specifies occupations for the eight members of the Marine Resources Commission other than the Commissioner. The bill provides that of the eight members, two shall be commercial fishermen, two shall be ...
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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB963IntroBear damaging crops; kill permit. Requires the Director of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to authorize the killing of bear when they are found to be responsible for damaging crops, including during a harvest. The bill prohibits the Direc...
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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB508IntroAnimal care; cruelty; dangerous dogs. Extensively reorganizes, clarifies, and makes substantive changes to provisions related to dangerous dogs. Substantive changes include (i) a requirement that a law-enforcement officer or animal control officer wh...
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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1282IntroLicense to hunt, trap, or fish; exemption for member of federally recognized tribe. Exempts any member of a federally recognized Indian tribe who resides in Virginia from the requirement to obtain a license to hunt, trap, or fish. Current law exempts...
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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB382IntroVirginia Shoreline Resiliency Fund; grant program. Changes the Virginia Shoreline Resiliency Fund (the Fund) from a lending program to a grant program. The bill directs the Fund to grant money to localities to enable them to offer cost-sharing progra...
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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1668IntroMenhaden; total landings. Adjusts the annual total allowable landings for menhaden downward from 168,937.75 metric tons to 168,213.16 metric tons and provides that any portion of the coast-wide total allowable catch that is relinquished by a state th...
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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources 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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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1314IntroChief Resiliency Officer. Directs the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security to designate a Chief Resiliency Officer. The Chief Resiliency Officer, who shall hold no other position, shall serve as the primary coordinator of resilience and a...
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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1308IntroStormwater management; grandfathered land-disturbing activities. Authorizes any land-disturbing activity that was eligible to take place pursuant to technical criteria that were adopted by the State Water Control Board prior to July 1, 2014, to be go...
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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources 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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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources 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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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources 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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2020-02-11
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1038IntroSolid 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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2020-02-10
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1712IntroFood 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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2020-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1171IntroSolar 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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2020-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1715IntroDepartment 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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2020-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1373IntroFlood 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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2020-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources 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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2020-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB389IntroHurricane 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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2020-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1706IntroProhibited 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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2020-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources 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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2020-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1727IntroFeral 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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2020-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources 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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2020-02-05
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VAHB1464IntroLocal 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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2020-01-29
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources 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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2020-01-29
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
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