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VAHB5141IntroPossession of marijuana. Legalizes simple possession of marijuana. Current law provides a civil penalty of no more than $25 for the simple possession of marijuana. The bill also provides that simple possession of marijuana or its use by a child young...
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2020-08-26
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB891PassAnimal welfare regulations; keeping of animals; State Animal Welfare Inspector. Directs the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to adopt comprehensive regulations governing the keeping of dogs and cats by any pet shop by July 1, 2022. The regu...
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2020-05-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1284)
VAHB119VetoMilk; definition; misbranding; prohibition. Defines "milk" as the lacteal secretion of a healthy hooved mammal and provides that a food product is unlawfully misbranded if its label states that it is milk and it fails to meet such definition, except ...
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2020-04-22
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB1002PassAgriculture and Forestry Industries Development Planning Grant Program. Authorizes the Governor to award grants from the existing Governor's Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund to encourage efforts by political subdivisions to suppor...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1220)
VAHB1422PassChesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan initiatives; nutrient management plans; stream exclusion. Sets December 31, 2025, as the target date to achieve the water quality goals contained in Virginia's final Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1185)
VASB704PassChesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan initiatives; nutrient management plans; stream exclusion. Sets December 31, 2025, as the target date to achieve the water quality goals contained in Virginia's final Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1186)
VAHB1573PassRabid animals. Makes it a Class 1 misdemeanor for an owner of a dog or cat who permits such dog or cat to stray from his premises when he knows or has been told by the local health department, law-enforcement agency, animal control agency, or any oth...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1183)
VAHB390PassAlcoholic beverage control; license and fee reform. Reorganizes all alcoholic beverage control licenses pursuant to the three-tier structure and license privileges, consolidates many licenses with common privileges, aligns license fee amounts with en...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1113)
VASB389PassAlcoholic beverage control; license and fee reform. Reorganizes all alcoholic beverage control licenses pursuant to the three-tier structure and license privileges, consolidates many licenses with common privileges, aligns license fee amounts with en...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1114)
VASB786PassAnimal shelters; housing conditions. Requires certain housing, space, and care conditions for an animal that is confined by the operator or custodian of a public or private animal shelter or releasing agency during an applicable stray hold period. Th...
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2020-04-10
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1109)
VASB272PassTethering animals; adequate shelter and space. Provides that the outdoor tethering of an animal does not meet the requirement of adequate shelter during a hurricane warning or tropical storm warning or if the animal is not safe from predators or well...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0955)
VASB616PassDepartment of Game and Inland Fisheries; name change. Renames the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries as the Department of Wildlife Resources and the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries as the Board of Wildlife Resources.
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0958)
VAHB1552PassTethering animals; adequate shelter and space. Provides that the outdoor tethering of an animal does not meet the requirement of adequate shelter during a hurricane warning or tropical storm warning or if the animal is not safe from predators or well...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0954)
VASB646PassTetrahydrocannabinol concentration; definition. Clarifies that certain uses of "tetrahydrocannabinol concentration" refer to delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. The bill contains an emergency clause.
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0831)
VAHB1430PassIndustrial hemp extract; approval as food or ingredient; regulations; fund; emergency. 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) requirement...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0659)
VASB918PassIndustrial hemp extract; approval as food or ingredient; regulations; fund; emergency. 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) requirement...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0660)
VAHB942PassIndustrial 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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2020-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0620)
VASB742PassRental or lease of dog or cat prohibited; civil penalty. Prohibits the rental or lease of a dog or cat to a consumer, including by a purported sale of the animal in a manner that vests less than full equity in the consumer at the time of the purporte...
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2020-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0630)
VASB1030PassDangerous captive animal exhibits; penalty. Prohibits a keeper of dangerous captive animals, defined in the bill, from providing or offering to provide to any member of the public, for free or for a cost, direct contact with such dangerous captive an...
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2020-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0632)
VASB303PassImport and sale of dogs from certain breeders; penalty. Prohibits any dealer or commercial dog breeder from importing for sale, selling, or offering for sale any dog bred by a person who has received certain citations pursuant to enforcement of the f...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0569)
VAHB764PassDomesticated 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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2020-03-25
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0453)
VASB24PassAgritourism activities; horseback riding. Adds horseback riding to the definition of "agritourism activity." Agritourism activities have limited liability for the inherent risks of the activity under certain conditions.
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2020-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0411)
VASB114PassComprehensive animal care; enforceable under Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Subjects certain animal care statutes to enforcement under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act (§ 59.1-196 et seq.). These statutes relate to the posting of informat...
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2020-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0412)
VAHB962PassHemp products intended for smoking. Prohibits the sale to persons under age 21 of hemp products intended for smoking.
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2020-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0406)
VAHB1237PassBeehive 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 random selection and limits applicants to three b...
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2020-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0407)
VAHB1436PassVirginia Spirits Board. Establishes the Virginia Spirits Board, within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Virginia Spirits Promotion Fund. The Board is composed of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the C...
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2020-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0410)
VASB849PassLawn fertilizer contractor-applicators. Authorizes the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to enter into an agreement with a locality to provide oversight and data collection assistance related to the requirements of certified lawn fert...
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2020-03-23
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0413)
VAHB1034FailLocal Food and Farming Infrastructure Fund and Grant Program; political subdivisions. Establishes the Local Food and Farming Infrastructure Fund and directs the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to establish a Local Food and Farming Inf...
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2020-03-12
Failed to pass in Senate
VAHB1353PassFederal 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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2020-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0318)
VAHB1349PassDepartment 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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2020-03-12
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0317)
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
VASB954EngrossDairy 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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2020-03-03
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB583PassVirginia Spirits Board. Establishes the Virginia Spirits Board, within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Virginia Spirits Promotion Fund. The Board is composed of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the C...
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2020-03-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0085)
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
VAHB1194EngrossDairy 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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2020-02-25
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB1621EngrossVirginia Urban Agriculture Advisory Council created; report. Creates the Virginia Urban Agriculture Advisory Council as an advisory council in the legislative branch of state government to encourage urban agriculture and contribute to building a loca...
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2020-02-25
To Senate Finance and Appropriations 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
VASB510IntroMilk; definition; misbranding; prohibition. Defines milk as the lacteal secretion of a healthy hooved mammal and provides that a food product is unlawfully misbranded if its label states that it is milk and it fails to meet such definition, except fo...
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2020-02-06
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB854IntroVirginia Urban Agriculture Advisory Council created; report. Creates the Virginia Urban Agriculture Advisory Council as an advisory council in the legislative branch of state government to encourage urban agriculture and contribute to building a loca...
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2020-02-06
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB87IntroMarijuana; legalization of simple marijuana possession; Marijuana; legalization of simple marijuana possession; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for possession of marijuana for persons who are 21 years of age or older. The bill also decrimina...
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2020-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
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