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AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE AND FOOD

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over to 2005 Session


Adjusted Gross Revenue insurance; encouraging farmers to purchase to protect against loss due to natural disasters or market fluctuations. (Patron-Bland, HJR 228 (P))
Agricultural Enterprise Zone Act; created. Adding  3.1-18.13 through 3.1-18.27. (Patron-Saxman, HB 1045 (C); Obenshain, SB 482 (C))
Agriculture and Forestry, Secretary of; established. Amending 2.2-200 and 2.2-204; adding  2.2-203.3. (Patron-Landes, HB 1212 (Chapter 963); Hawkins, SB 543 (Chapter 940))
Agriculture education; development. Adding  3.1-14.2. (Patron-Orrock, HB 40 (Chapter 180))
Animal control officer training; requirements. Amending 3.1-796.104, 3.1-796.104:1 and 3.1-796.106. (Patron-Orrock, HB 144 (Chapter 181))
Animal feeding operations; penalty for violation. Amending 62.1-44.17:1 and 62.1-44.17:1.1. (Patron-Barlow, HB 955 (Chapter 455))
Animal pounds and shelters; limits yearly adoptions by individuals. Amending  3.1-796.96. (Patron-Quayle, SB 626 (F))
Animals; penalty for cruelty thereto. Amending  3.1-796.122. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 629 (C))
Animals as prizes; prohibited. Adding  3.1-796.70:1. (Patron-Welch, HB 406 (F))
Apple butter and molasses; allowing residents in certain areas to use copper and copper alloy kettles for preparation. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 497 (F))
Apples; excise tax discontinued. Amending  3.1-618, 3.1-626, 3.1-634, 3.1-634.1 and 3.1-635; repealing  3.1-646.01 through 3.1-646.09. (Patron-Sherwood, HB 171 (Chapter 214))
Aquaculture; standards for certification. Amending  3.1-73.7. (Patron-Purkey, HB 281 (C))
Beekeeper assistance program; established. Amending  3.1-610.26:1. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 200 (Chapter 201))
Charity Food Assistance Advisory Board; abolished. Repealing 3.1-1104 and 3.1-1105. (Patron-Cox, HB 10 (Chapter 29); Athey, HB 207 (I) See HB10)
Cigarettes; affixing stamps thereto, reporting requirements. Amending  3.1-336.2, 3.1-336.3, 58.1-1000, 58.1-1003, 58.1-1009, 58.1-1010, 58.1-1011 and 58.1-1013; repealing 58.1-1004, 58.1-1005 and 58.1-1014. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 862 (Chapter 1029))
Companion animals; dogs that attack may be killed. Amending 3.1-796.116. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 554 (F))
Companion animals; exempts owner from animal cruelty when animal is attacked by another. Amending  3.1-796.122. (Patron-Nutter, HB 242 (Chapter 217))
Companion animals; penalty for maiming or killing. Amending 18.2-144. (Patron-Bell, HB 646 (C))
Companion animals; State Veterinarian to study means to address issue of overpopulation and high rates of euthanasia. (Patron-Potts, SJR 37 (F))
Damage stamp program; extends coverage to beekeepers. Amending 29.1-352 and 29.1-355. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 1069 (Chapter 463); Reynolds, SB 199 (Chapter 87))
Dogs; regulation of those that may be potentially dangerous. Amending  3.1-796.93:1. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 1192 (C))
Estate tax; exemptions for closely held businesses or property used for agricultural purposes. Amending  58.1-902. (Patron-Deeds, SB 378 (I) See SB635)
Estate tax; exemptions for closely held businesses or working farms. Amending  58.1-901 and 58.1-902. (Patron-Baskerville, HB 175 (F); Armstrong, HB 1064 (F); Armstrong, HB 1065 (F))
Farm tractors; operation by certain jail prisoners. Amending 46.2-301 and 46.2-392. (Patron-Louderback, HB 61 (F))
Farm vehicles; registration fees for plant nurseries and Christmas tree farms. Amending  46.2-698. (Patron-Watkins, SB 127 (Chapter 663))
Food Code; adoption of regulations. Amending  2.2-4002, 3.1-398 and 35.1-14. (Patron-McQuigg, HB 784 (Chapter 802))
Food stores; inspections. Amending  3.1-398.1. (Patron-Hurt, HB 766 (Chapter 953))
Homeowners insurance; exclusion of coverage for an insured’s dangerous or vicious animal. Adding  38.2-2127. (Patron-Rust, HB 1007 (Chapter 751))
Homeowners insurance; exclusion of coverage for an insured’s dangerous or vicious dog. Adding  38.2-2127. (Patron-Tata, HB 1332 (I) See HB1007)
Homeowners insurance; refusal to issue or renew allowed because of insured’s dangerous or vicious dog. Adding  38.2-2127. (Patron-Dudley, HB 1328 (F))
Horse industry; Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to study ways to enhance economic development thereof. (Patron-Hawkins, SJR 57 (P))
Income tax, state; eliminates sunset on deduction for certain agricultural contributions. Amending second enactment of Chapter 135, 1998 Acts. (Patron-Pollard, HB 939 (C))
Legal service plans; moves regulation to Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Amending  38.2-1800 and 59.1-200; adding  59.1-441.1 through 59.1-441.6; repealing  38.2-4415. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 363 (Chapter 784))
License plates, special; issuance to supporters of Virginia agriculture. Adding  46.2-749.101. (Patron-Rerras, SB 445 (I) See SB21)
Livestock and poultry killed by dogs; increases compensation. Amending  3.1-796.118. (Patron-Quayle, SB 405 (F))
Master Settlement Agreement; release of escrow funds to cigarette manufacturers. Amending  3.1-336.2. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 345 (F); Puckett, SB 649 (F))
Mauling by dogs; penalty. Adding  3.1-796.127:2. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 630 (C))
Milk Commission; continued within Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Amending  2.2-204 and 3.1-426. (Patron-Hawkins, SB 262 (Chapter 57))
Natural cut Christmas trees; use in certain places of worship and apartment dwelling units. (Patron-Orrock, HB 622 (Chapter 138))
Natural cut trees; use in certain places of worship. Amending 27-97. (Patron-Bryant, HB 1180 (I) See HB622; Cline, HB 1203 (I) See HB622)
Personal property exempt from taxation; includes farm property and products. Adding  58.1-3606.1; repealing  58.1-3505. (Patron-Lewis, HB 1464 (C))
Personal property exempt from taxation; includes trailers used to transport farm animals or other farm products. Amending 58.1-3505 and 58.1-3506. (Patron-Cole, HB 1030 (Chapter 556))
Pesticide Control Board; membership. Amending  3.1-249.28. (Patron-Orrock, HB 1289 (C))
Poultry Waste, Effectiveness of Plans Implemented by Commercial Poultry Processors; Report of Department of Environmental Quality ( 62.1-44.17:1.1G4 of Code of Virginia). (HD 8)
Private landowners; Board of Forestry to study provision of incentives to hold and preserve their forestland. (Patron-Ticer, SJR 75 (P))
Sheep Board; composition. Amending  3.1-1075. (Patron-Deeds, SB 150 (Chapter 56))
Sweet Potato Board and Fund; abolished. Amending  3.1-6.1; repealing  3.1-666 through 3.1-684. (Patron-Cox, HB 13 (Chapter 212); Athey, HB 209 (I) See HB13)
Water columns for aquaculture purposes; leasing. Adding 28.2-1600 through 28.2-1623. (Patron-Bolling, SB 605 (Chapter 892))
Weights and measures; inspection. Amending  3.1-928, 3.1-929, 3.1-931 and 3.1-949.2. (Patron-Albo, HB 431 (F))
Wine Board and Wine Promotion Fund; created, abolishes Winegrowers Advisory Board. Amending  3.1-6.1; adding  3.1-1064.1 through 3.1-1064.7; repealing  3.1-1057 through 3.1-1064. (Patron-Landes, HB 1230 (Chapter 319); Hawkins, SB 310 (Chapter 89))
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