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VASB1390EngrossCats; trap, neuter, and return programs; civil penalty. 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, neute...
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2021-03-01
To House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
VASB1115EngrossIndustrial hemp; federal hemp producer license; emergency. Updates Virginia's industrial hemp laws to address the new hemp producer license issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The bill changes drug laws to exclude the industrial hemp posses...
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2021-03-01
Failed to pass
VAHB2331EngrossElimination of mandatory minimum sentences; modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term of confinement for felony offenses. Eliminates mandatory minimum sentences of confinement for certain crimes. The bill also provides a petition process for...
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2021-03-01
Failed to pass
VASB1443EngrossElimination of mandatory minimum sentences; modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term of confinement for felony offenses. Eliminates all mandatory minimum sentences of confinement from the Code of Virginia. The bill directs the Secretary of ...
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2021-03-01
Failed to pass
VAHB2030EnrollNeonicotinoid pesticides; study. Directs the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to study the Beekeeper Pollinator Protection Plan and voluntary best management practices for the purpose of proposing improvements to communication between ...
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2021-03-01
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1193EnrollDairy 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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2021-03-01
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1135EnrollDangerous dogs; procedure for adjudication; penalty. Restructures the procedure for adjudication of a dog as a dangerous dog to provide for (i) written notice by an animal control officer to the owner of the dog that he has applied for a summons, and...
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2021-03-01
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1412EnrollPet shops, dealers, and dog breeders; employees convicted of animal abuse; penalty. Prohibits any person from serving as an owner, director, officer, manager, operator, member of staff, or animal caregiver of a pet shop, dealer, or commercial dog bre...
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2021-03-01
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB2312EngrossMarijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by persons 21 years of age or older, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and imposes lim...
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2021-02-27
Conference report agreed to by Senate (20-Y 19-N)
VASB1406EngrossMarijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by persons 21 years of age or older, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and imposes lim...
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2021-02-27
Conference report agreed to by Senate (20-Y 19-N)
VASB1417EnrollAnimal testing facilities; adoption of dogs and cats; civil penalty. Requires any animal testing facility, defined in the bill, that no longer has need for a dog or cat in its possession that does not pose a health or safety risk to the public or its...
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2021-02-26
Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 26, 2021
VAHB2068EnrollLocal Food and Farming Infrastructure Grant Program. Establishes the Local Food and Farming Infrastructure Grant Program and authorizes the Governor to award grants to political subdivisions from the Governor's Agriculture and Forestry Industries Dev...
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2021-02-26
Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 26, 2021
VAHB1751EngrossExcise tax on peanuts. Extends from July 1, 2021, to July 1, 2026, the sunset date of the excise tax on all peanuts grown in Virginia and reduces from $0.30 per 100 pounds to $0.25 per 100 pounds the excise tax rate. The proceeds from this tax are us...
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2021-02-25
Passed Senate (36-Y 3-N)
VASB1188EngrossVirginia Agriculture Food Assistance Program and Fund; established. Requires the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services (the Commissioner) to establish the Virginia Agriculture Food Assistance Program (VAFA Program) for Virginia farmers an...
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2021-02-25
House amendment agreed to by Senate (35-Y 3-N)
VAHB1750EngrossDairy 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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2021-02-25
VOTE: Adoption (97-Y 0-N)
VAHB2078EnrollIndustrial hemp; federal hemp producer license; emergency. Updates Virginia's industrial hemp laws to address the new hemp producer license issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The bill changes drug laws to exclude the industrial hemp posses...
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2021-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB2203EngrossVirginia Agriculture Food Assistance Program and Fund; established. Requires the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services (the Commissioner) to establish the Virginia Agriculture Food Assistance Program (VAFA Program) for Virginia farmers an...
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2021-02-25
VOTE: Adoption (95-Y 4-N)
VASB1411EnrollExcise tax on peanuts. Extends from July 1, 2021, to July 1, 2026, the sunset date of the excise tax on all peanuts grown in Virginia and reduces from $0.30 per 100 pounds to $0.25 per 100 pounds the excise tax rate. The proceeds from this tax are us...
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2021-02-22
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB2275EngrossFood and drink permit requirements; regulations. Directs the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services (the Commissioner), after conducting the required inspection, to issue a permit for the operation of any food manufacturer, food storage wa...
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2021-02-22
Defeated by Senate (18-Y 21-N)
VASB1411Engross

Sine Die
Excise tax on peanuts. Extends from July 1, 2021, to July 1, 2026, the sunset date of the excise tax on all peanuts grown in Virginia and reduces from $0.30 per 100 pounds to $0.25 per 100 pounds the excise tax rate. The proceeds from this tax are us...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote
VASB1115Engross

Sine Die
Industrial hemp; federal hemp producer license; emergency. Updates Virginia's industrial hemp laws to address the new hemp producer license issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The bill changes drug laws to exclude the industrial hemp posses...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote
VASB1135Engross

Sine Die
Dangerous dogs; procedure for adjudication; penalty. Restructures the procedure for adjudication of a dog as a dangerous dog to provide for (i) written notice by an animal control officer to the owner of the dog that he has applied for a summons, and...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote
VASB1188Engross

Sine Die
Virginia Agriculture Food Assistance Program and Fund; established. Requires the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services (the Commissioner) to establish the Virginia Agriculture Food Assistance Program (VAFA Program) for Virginia farmers an...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote
VASB1193Engross

Sine Die
Dairy 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 creates the Dai...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote
VASB1390Engross

Sine Die
Cats; trap, neuter, and return programs; civil penalty. 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, neute...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote
VASB1412Engross

Sine Die
Pet shops, dealers, and dog breeders; employees convicted of animal abuse; penalty. Prohibits any person from serving as an owner, director, officer, manager, operator, member of staff, or animal caregiver of a pet shop, dealer, or commercial dog bre...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote
VASB1417Engross

Sine Die
Animal testing facilities; adoption of dogs and cats; civil penalty. Requires any animal testing facility, defined in the bill, that no longer has need for a dog or cat in its possession that does not pose a health or safety risk to the public or its...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources by voice vote
VASB1406Engross

Sine Die
Marijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of marijuana, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and provides for an automatic expungement process for those convicted ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in General Laws by voice vote
VASB1443Engross

Sine Die
Elimination of mandatory minimum sentences; modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term of confinement for felony offenses. Eliminates all mandatory minimum sentences of confinement from the Code of Virginia. The bill directs the Secretary of ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1173Intro

Sine Die
Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission; membership. Requires that legislative members of the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission each represent a district with at least 25 percent of its population residing within the Tobacco Region as defined...
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2021-02-06
To Senate Rules Committee
VASB1312Intro

Sine Die
Virginia Spirits Promotion Fund; assessment on distillers; emergency. Requires licensed distillers to collect an assessment for each liter of spirits sold and remit such assessment to the Tax Commissioner to the credit of the Virginia Spirits Promoti...
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2021-02-06
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB1744Intro

Sine Die
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
VAHB1750Engross

Sine Die
Dairy 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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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1751Engross

Sine Die
Excise tax on peanuts. Extends from July 1, 2021, to July 1, 2026, the sunset date of the excise tax on all peanuts grown in Virginia and reduces from $0.30 per 100 pounds to $0.25 per 100 pounds the excise tax rate. The proceeds from this tax are us...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2109Intro

Sine Die
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
VAHB2030Engross

Sine Die
Neonicotinoid pesticides; notice; civil penalty. Prohibits any person from applying an aerosolized neonicotinoid insecticide for personal use unless the person (i) is certified or under the direct supervision of a certified applicator or (ii) provide...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2078Engross

Sine Die
Industrial hemp; federal hemp producer license; emergency. Updates Virginia's industrial hemp laws to address the new hemp producer license issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The bill changes drug laws to exclude the industrial hemp posses...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2068Engross

Sine Die
Local Food and Farming Infrastructure Grant Program. Establishes the Local Food and Farming Infrastructure Grant Program and authorizes the Governor to award grants to political subdivisions from the Governor's Agriculture and Forestry Industries Dev...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2203Engross

Sine Die
Virginia Agriculture Food Assistance Program and Fund; established. Requires the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services (the Commissioner) to establish the Virginia Agriculture Food Assistance Program (VAFA Program) for Virginia farmers an...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2275Engross

Sine Die
Food and drink permit requirements; regulations. Directs the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services (the Commissioner), after conducting the required inspection, to issue a permit for the operation of any food manufacturer, food storage wa...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2312Engross

Sine Die
Marijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of marijuana, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and provides for an automatic expungement process for those convicted ...
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB2331Engross

Sine Die
Elimination of mandatory minimum sentences; modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term of confinement for felony offenses. Eliminates mandatory minimum sentences of confinement for certain crimes. The bill also provides a petition process for...
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2021-02-05
Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB1815Intro

Sine Die
Marijuana; legalization of cultivation, manufacture, sale, possession, and testing; penalties. Establishes a regulatory scheme for the regulation of marijuana cultivation facilities, marijuana manufacturing facilities, marijuana testing facilities, a...
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2021-01-30
Incorporated by General Laws
VASB1177Intro

Sine Die
Public weighmasters; license. Allows a business entity to apply to the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services for a license that allows qualified individuals working for or on behalf of the entity to act as licensed public weighmasters.
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2021-01-26
Stricken at request of Patron in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N)
VASB1243Intro

Sine Die
Marijuana; legalization of cultivation, manufacture, sale, possession, and testing; penalties. Establishes a regulatory scheme for the regulation of marijuana cultivation facilities, marijuana manufacturing facilities, marijuana testing facilities, a...
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2021-01-22
Incorporated by Rehabilitation and Social Services
VAHB1767Intro

Sine Die
Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Fund; Powhatan County. Directs the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission to distribute moneys from the Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Fund for (i) the stimulation of econom...
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2021-01-13
Tabled in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (15-Y 7-N)
VAHB705Intro

Sine Die
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
VAHB1497Intro

Sine Die
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
VAHB1194Engross

Sine Die
Dairy 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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2020-12-04
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB1706Intro

Sine Die
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
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