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VASB146PassPrepared foods; certified food protection managers. Provides that regulations adopted by the State Board of Health shall not require an establishment that sells only prepared food to have a certified food protection manager on site during all hours o...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0393)
VASB248PassFertilizer; digestate. Clarifies that a regulated product, for the purposes of fertilizer law, includes digestate. Digestate is defined in the bill as a biologically stable material derived from the process of anaerobic digestion. The bill also inclu...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0538)
VASB308PassGubernatorial appointments to boards; membership and terms. Revises the length of terms for persons appointed to several commodity and commodity-related boards within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and further standardizes the te...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0577)
VAHB830PassSlaughter and meat-processing facilities. Establishes that it is the policy of the General Assembly to encourage, expand, and develop slaughter and meat-processing facilities through strategic planning and financial incentive programs. The bill direc...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0310)
VASB279PassVicious dogs. Requires a law-enforcement officer or animal control officer to apply to a magistrate for a summons for a vicious dog if such officer is located in either the jurisdiction where the vicious dog resides or in the jurisdiction where the v...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0614)
VAHB765PassVirginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; Charitable Gaming Board; powers and duties. Changes the Charitable Gaming Board (the Board) from a policy board to an advisory board in the executive branch of state government, decreases the ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0609)
VAHB831PassFertilizer; digestate. Clarifies that a regulated product, for the purposes of fertilizer law, includes digestate. Digestate is defined in the bill as a biologically stable material derived from the process of anaerobic digestion. The bill also inclu...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0539)
VAHB1102PassGubernatorial appointments to boards; membership and terms. Revises the length of terms for persons appointed to several commodity and commodity-related boards within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and further standardizes the te...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0576)
VASB657PassAir Pollution Control Board and State Water Control Board; transfer of authority to Department of Environmental Quality. Limits the authority of the Air Pollution Control Board and the State Water Control Board to issuance of regulations and transfer...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0356)
VASB402PassVirginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; Charitable Gaming Board; powers and duties. Changes the Charitable Gaming Board (the Board) from a policy board to an advisory board in the executive branch of state government, decreases the ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0554)
VASB678PassDefinition of agricultural operation. Amends the definition of "agricultural operation" for purposes of the Right to Farm Act to include the housing of livestock. The bill provides that this change is declaratory of existing law. Definition of agricu...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0487)
VASB726PassSlaughter and meat-processing facilities. Establishes that it is the policy of the General Assembly to encourage, expand, and develop slaughter and meat-processing facilities through strategic planning and financial incentive programs. The bill direc...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0311)
VAHB1249PassFood donations; labeling; liability. Exempts individuals and entities that donate food and charitable organizations that accept food donations from criminal and civil liability for donating or receiving food past its best-by date or other non-safety ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0633)
VAHB1330PassCompanion animals; duty to identify submitted animal; microchip. Requires veterinarians, public and private animal shelters, and releasing agencies to seek to identify the lawful owners of the unidentified companion animals that are submitted to them...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0387)
VAHB323PassLocal Food and Farming Infrastructure Grant Program. Increases from $25,000 to $50,000 the amount of a grant that may be made to a political subdivision for projects that support local food production and sustainable agriculture.
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0287)
VAHB314PassDissemination of consumer information about noxious weeds and invasive plants. Requires the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to develop, by January 1, 2023, a brochure for use by retail establishments that sell plants that explains t...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0289)
VASB305PassFood manufacturers operating in historic buildings. Authorizes the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to exempt food manufacturers operating in historic buildings from certain laws and regulations related to the struc...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0291)
VAHB523PassPet shops; reporting. Requires pet shops to retain records indicating any time a dog or cat in its possession dies or is euthanized. Such records shall be maintained for two years and made available to animal control officers and the State Animal Wel...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0273)
VAHB837PassFood and drink law; permitting requirements. Requires any food manufacturer, food storage warehouse, and retail food establishment to obtain a permit from the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services prior to operating. Any such entity issue...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0204)
VAHB20PassAlcoholic beverage control; tax allocation; funding for Virginia Spirits Promotion Fund. Requires that 20 percent of the 20 percent tax levied on alcoholic beverages sold by the Board of Directors of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority ...
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2022-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0085)
VASB90PassBreeders of dogs and cats for animal testing facilities; adoption of dogs and cats. Requires a breeder of dogs and cats for sale or transfer to an animal testing facility that no longer has a need for a dog or cat in its possession to offer the anima...
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2022-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0091)
VASB88PassBreeders; records of animals sold or transferred to animal testing facility. Requires any person or entity that breeds dogs or cats for sale or transfer to an animal testing facility to keep records of each animal for five years from the date of the ...
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2022-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0093)
VASB87PassDealers; sale of dogs or cats for experimental purposes. Prohibits a dealer, commercial dog breeder, or cat breeder, including an entity that breeds dogs or cats regulated under federal law as research animals, from importing for sale, selling, or of...
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2022-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0095)
VASB196PassAlcoholic beverage control; tax allocation; funding for Virginia Spirits Promotion Fund. Requires that 20 percent of the 20 percent tax levied on alcoholic beverages sold by the Board of Directors of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority ...
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2022-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0084)
VASB604PassAnimal cruelty; companion animals; penalty. Clarifies that animals are not considered companion animals only when actively involved in bona fide medical or scientific experimentation. Current law exempts animals from the definition of companion anima...
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2022-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0092)
VAHB1350PassDealers; sale of dogs or cats for experimental purposes. Prohibits a dealer, commercial dog breeder, or cat breeder, including an entity that breeds dogs or cats regulated under federal law as research animals, from importing for sale, selling, or of...
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2022-04-05
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0094)
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
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
VAHB53Engross

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Animal care; zoos and petting zoos; seizure of Animal care; zoos and petting zoos; seizure of animals. Defines animals located at a zoo or petting zoo as agricultural animals for the standards for seizure or impoundment of companion animals. The bill...
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2022-03-01
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
VASB391Engross

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Cannabis control; retail market; transitional sales by pharmaceutical and industrial hemp processors; penalties. Establishes a framework for the creation of a retail marijuana market in the Commonwealth. The bill creates a regulatory and licensing st...
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2022-03-01
To House General Laws 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
VAHB430Intro

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Cannabis control; retail market; penalties. Establishes a framework for the creation of a retail marijuana market in the Commonwealth. The bill creates a regulatory and licensing structure for such retail market and for the cultivation, manufacture, ...
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2022-02-15
To House General Laws 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
VAHB897Intro

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Regulated hemp products. Directs the Board of Directors of the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority to establish a scheme for the regulation of hemp products intended for smoking, edible hemp products, and topical hemp products.
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2022-02-15
To House General Laws 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
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
VAHB950Intro

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Cannabis control; retail market; penalties. Establishes a framework for the creation of a retail marijuana market in the Commonwealth. The bill creates a regulatory and licensing structure for such retail market and for the cultivation, manufacture, ...
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2022-02-15
To House General Laws 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
VAHB849Intro

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Income tax; geothermal tax credit. Establishes an Income tax; geothermal tax credit. Establishes an individual income tax credit for taxable years 2023 through 2027 for qualified expenditures related to a geothermal system placed in service at a resi...
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2022-02-15
To House Finance Committee
VASB104Engross

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Elimination of mandatory minimum sentences; modification Elimination of mandatory minimum sentences; modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term of confinement for felony offenses; report. Except for aggravated murder of a law-enforcement offi...
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2022-02-14
Defeated by Senate (17-Y 23-N)
VAHB828PassDairy Producer Margin Coverage Premium Assistance Program; emergency. Expands eligibility for participation in the Dairy Producer Margin Coverage Premium Assistance Program to include dairy producers who have an approved Natural Resource Conservation...
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2022-02-14
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0001)
VAHB262Intro

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Agribusiness. Clarifies that existing agribusiness in the Commonwealth includes farmers markets and roadside farm markets.
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2022-02-09
Tabled in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (19-Y 0-N)
VAHB1293Intro

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Food donations; labeling; liability. Exempts individuals and entities that donate food and charitable organizations that accept food donations from criminal and civil liability for donating or receiving food past its best-by date or other non-safety ...
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2022-02-09
Stricken from docket by Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (21-Y 0-N)
VASB89Intro

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Pet shops; sale of unneutered or unspayed dogs and cats prohibited; penalty. Prohibits a pet shop from selling a dog or cat unless it has first been spayed or neutered. A violation is a Class 3 misdemeanor.
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2022-02-08
To Senate Agriculture, Conservation 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
VAHB373Intro

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County or city public animal shelters; return of animals after expiration of stray hold period. Authorizes an animal shelter to return a cat to the place from which it was taken after the expiration of the stray hold period. Any such cat shall be vac...
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2022-02-02
Tabled in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N)
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
VASB252Intro

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Elimination of mandatory minimum sentences; modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term of confinement for felony offenses; report. Except for aggravated murder of a law-enforcement officer, eliminates all mandatory minimum sentences of confin...
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2022-01-17
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