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AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE AND FOOD

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(CD) Carried over from 2002 session but died in committee on or before December 9th


Agricultural Enterprise Zone Act; created. Adding  3.1-18.13 through 3.1-18.26. (Patron-Saxman, HB 2805 (F))
Agriculture and Forestry, Secretariat of; supporting creation of position. (Patron-Putney, HJR 574 )
Agriculture and Forestry, Secretary of; created, to report on economic growth and stability in agriculture and forestry industries. Amending  2.2-200, 2.2-204, 2.2-205 and 10.1-1100; adding  2.2-229, 2.2-230 and 2.2-231. (Patron-Putney, HB 737 (CD); Hawkins, SB 599 (CD))
Agriculture, Secretary of; created. Amending  2.2-200 and 2.2-204; adding  2.2-203.3. (Patron-Puckett, SB 568 (CD))
Animal control officers; power to obtain a warrant. Amending 3.1-796.104. (Patron-Suit, HB 2705 (Chapter 804))
Animal medical care facility disclosure forms; to include staffing hours. Amending  54.1-3806.1. (Patron-Callahan, HB 2060 (F))
Animal pounds and shelters; penalty for violation of regulations. Amending  3.1-796.96:2, 3.1-796.96:5 and 3.1-796.120. (Patron-Hanger, SB 1045 (Chapter 770))
Animal rescues and shelters; provisions. Amending  3.1-796.66, 3.1-796.67:2, 3.1-796.68, 3.1-796.73, 3.1-796.96, 3.1-796.96:2, 3.1-796.96:3, 3.1-796.96:5 and 3.1-796.120; repealing 3.1-796.96:4. (Patron-Watkins, SB 895 (F))
Animal rescues and shelters; provisions. Amending  3.1-796.66, 3.1-796.67:2, 3.1-796.68, 3.1-796.73, 3.1-796.96, 3.1-796.96:2 and 3.1-796.96:5; adding  3.1-796.96:6 and 3.1-796.96:7; repealing  3.1-796.96:3 and 3.1-796.96:4. (Patron-Quayle, SB 950 (Chapter 1007))
Animals; increase in ownership license fees. Amending  3.1-796.87. (Patron-Crittenden, HB 2474 (F))
Avian influenza; testing therefor. Adding  3.1-741.3, 3.1-741.4 and 3.1-741.5. (Patron-Weatherholtz, HB 2641 (Chapter 544); Hanger, SB 1249 (Chapter 551))
Cattle Industry Board; referenda on continuation, fees increased on sale of cattle. Amending  3.1-796.25; adding  3.1-796.20:1, 3.1-796.20:2 and 3.1-796.20:3. (Patron-Trumbo, SB 976 (F))
Companion animals; penalty for dumping or abandoning. Amending 3.1-796.122, 18.2-403.2 and 33.1-346. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 1865 (Chapter 787))
Companion animals; persons convicted of animal cruelty banned from owning. Amending  3.1-796.122. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 1866 (Chapter 788))
Dog recreation facilities; establishment within certain distance of an elementary school. Adding  15.2-1806.1. (Patron-Byrne, SB 566 (CD))
Dogfighting; changes in provisions. Amending  3.1-796.124 and 3.1-796.125. (Patron-Bell, HB 2689 (Chapter 857))
Dogs; procedure when injuring or killing other companion animals. Amending  3.1-796.93:1; adding  3.1-796.127:1. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1831 (Chapter 841))
Dogs, hunting with; study. (Patron-Abbitt, HJR 599 (F))
Dogs that are dangerous or vicious; determination, increases liability of owner. Amending  3.1-796.93:1. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 1861 (Chapter 785))
English ivy; declaring its hybrids and cultivars as noxious weeds. (Patron-Whipple, SB 1109 (F))
English ivy; local control. Amending  15.2-902. (Patron-Whipple, SB 1300 (F))
Environmental permit fees; exemptions for certain farming operations. Amending  62.1-44.15:6. (Patron-Rerras, SB 1349 (F))
Equine; liability for activities. Amending  3.1-796.130, 3.1-796.132 and 3.1-796.133. (Patron-Hanger, SB 1048 (Chapter 876))
Farm vehicles; exempts distance limitation on those exempt from registration. Amending  46.2-665, 46.2-666, 46.2-668 and 46.2-670. (Patron-McDougle, HB 1745 (F))
Farm vehicles; may be used for nonfarm purposes. Amending 46.2-698. (Patron-Carrico, HB 1804 (F))
Farmland; preservation. Amending  3.1-18.4 and 3.1-18.5. (Patron-Hanger, SB 1052 (Chapter 384))
Food Code of Food and Drug Administration; regulations concerning restaurants or food service, and farmers selling farm produce. Amending  2.2-4002, 3.1-398 and 35.1-14. (Patron-McQuigg, HB 1700 (Chapter 695))
Food inspections; not applicable to nonprofit organizations holding 1-day food sales. Amending  3.1-398.1 and 3.1-399. (Patron-Dudley, HB 2074 (Chapter 420))
Forestry and environmental science institute; recognizing need for. (Patron-Deeds, SJR 306 )
Fruits, vegetables, seafood, honey, etc., produced in another country; labeling standards. Adding  3.1-360.9, 3.1-360.10 and 3.1-360.11. (Patron-Orrock, HB 1305 (CD))
Humane investigators; changes in provisions. Amending 3.1-796.106, 3.1-796.106:1 and 3.1-796.106:2. (Patron-Suit, HB 2703 (Chapter 858))
Income tax, state; voluntary contributions to Spay and Neuter Fund, Tuition Assistance Grant Fund and Virginia Federation of Humane Societies. Adding  58.1-346.21, 58.1-346.22 and 58.1-346.23. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1635 (Chapter 636))
Income tax, state and corporate; subtractions include federal payment to contract poultry growers and table egg producers. Amending  58.1-322 and 58.1-402. (Patron-Landes, HB 2554 (Chapter 3); Houck, SB 1026 (Chapter 58))
Income tax, state and corporate; subtractions include payment for Peanut Quota Buyout Program (Peanut Bill). Amending  58.1-322 and 58.1-402. (Patron-Ingram, HB 2400 (Chapter 209))
Live Horseracing Compact; duties of committee concerning participants in live racing. Amending  59.1-394.1. (Patron-Suit, HB 2749 (Chapter 722))
Motor vehicles used in harvesting; requirements. Amending 46.2-668. (Patron-Bloxom, HB 1995 (Chapter 896))
Organic Food Act; abolished. Repealing  3.1-385.1 through 3.1-385.8. (Patron-Orrock, HB 2527 (Chapter 952))
Oversize and overweight permits; not issued on vehicles hauling Virginia-grown agricultural products. Amending  46.2-1139. (Patron-Abbitt, HB 2088 (F))
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits; issuance for confined animal feeding operations. Amending  62.1-44.17:1. (Patron-Watkins, SB 896 (Chapter 375))
Procurement Act, Public; excludes Chippokes Plantation Farm Foundation. Amending  2.2-4343. (Patron-Quayle, SB 951 (Chapter 1008))
Rabies; reduces confinement of exposed animals. Amending 3.1-796.98. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1598 (Chapter 479))
Real estate tax; special assessment for aquaculture purposes. Amending  58.1-3233. (Patron-Cole, HB 2056 (Chapter 356))
Service districts; powers concerning control of infestations of insects that may carry disease. Amending  15.2-2403. (Patron-Amundson, HB 1881 (Chapter 493))
Stray animals; disposition. Amending  3.1-796.96. (Patron-Suit, HB 2704 (F))
Tobacco product manufacturers; enforcement of requirements of Master Settlement Agreement. Adding  3.1-336.3 through 3.1-336.16. (Patron-Byron, HB 2536 (Chapter 798))
2003 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, Resolutions and Documents - For additional information, please contact Legislative Information, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23219. Telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 01/12/04