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AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE AND FOOD

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over from 2004 Session
(CD) Carried over from 2004 session but died in committee on or before December 10th


Agri-tourism Incentives Act; created. Adding  3.1-18.13 through 3.1-18.19. (Patron-Saxman, HB 2128 (F))
Agricultural and forestal districts; processing fees. Amending 15.2-4303. (Patron-Norment, SB 900 (Chapter 667))
Agricultural Enterprise Act of 2005; created, reports. Adding 3.1-18.13 through 3.1-18.25. (Patron-Saxman, HB 1947 (Chapter 795))
Agricultural Enterprise Zone Act; created. Adding  3.1-18.13 through 3.1-18.27. (Patron-Saxman, HB 1045 (CD); Obenshain, SB 482 (CD))
Animal laws; town may adopt ordinance of surrounding county. Amending  3.1-796.94. (Patron-Rust, HB 2221 (Chapter 304))
Animal license taxes; establishes maximum tax that localities can charge. Amending  3.1-796.87. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 1884 (F); Locke, SB 765 (F))
Animal shelters and pounds; prohibits use of gas chambers. Amending  3.1-796.77. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 2846 (F))
Animals; penalty for cruelty thereto. Amending  3.1-796.122. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 629 (CD))
Apples; establishing an excise tax. Amending  3.1-618 and 3.1-626; adding  3.1-636.1 through 3.1-636.12. (Patron-Sherwood, HB 1746 (Chapter 875); Hanger, SB 1008 (Chapter 864))
Aquaculture; standards for certification. Amending  3.1-73.7. (Patron-Purkey, HB 281 (CD))
Biodiesel fuel use and production; Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry to study use and production thereof. (Patron-Parrish, HJR 598 (P))
Character education; humane treatment of animals requirement. Adding  22.1-208.02. (Patron-Potts, SB 952 (F))
Clean Air Act; Department of Environmental Quality, et al, to study effect of urban trees and native forests on ambient ozone levels and other air pollutants. (Patron-Mims, SJR 343 (F))
Collegial bodies; certain changes to appointment and organizational requirements. Amending  2.2-720, 2.2-2452, 2.2-2503, 2.2-2514, 2.2-2621, 2.2-2628, 2.2-2705, 3.1-1108, 10.1-1018, 18.2-271.2, 19.2-163.02, 20-108.2, 22.1-337, 22.1-346.1, 23-287, 23-297, 30-73.2, 30-168.1, 30-172, 30-208, 30-212 and 53.1-176.3. (Patron-Norment, SB 1115 (Chapter 758))
Companion animals; changes in Comprehensive Animal Laws. Amending  3.1-796.66, 3.1-796.126:1 and 3.1-796.126:6; adding 3.1-796.78:1, 3.1-796.78:2 and 3.1-796.78:3. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 2927 (F))
Companion animals; General Assembly to encourage local governments to support spaying and neutering thereof. (Patron-Ward, HJR 768 (P))
Companion animals; penalty for abandoning within highway right-of-way. Amending  33.1-346; adding  33.1-346.01. (Patron-Potts, SB 775 (F))
Companion animals; penalty for maiming or killing. Amending 18.2-144. (Patron-Bell, HB 646 (CD))
Companion animals; requirement of permit to sell, penalty. Amending  3.1-796.84. (Patron-Athey, HB 2338 (Chapter 307))
Constitutional amendment; right to acquire farm-produced food directly from farmer who produced it (first reference). Adding Section 16-A in Article I. (Patron-Gear, HJR 814 (F))
Cotton; assessment increase to support education, research and promotion of growth and use. Amending  3.1-1089, 3.1-1090 and 3.1-1091. (Patron-Councill, HB 2737 (Chapter 326))
Dogs; regulation of those that may be potentially dangerous. Amending  3.1-796.93:1. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 1192 (CD); Scott, J.M., HB 2723 (F))
Emergency personnel who are pet owners; Department of Emergency Management to study immunity from liability during emergencies or disasters. (Patron-Orrock, HJR 618 (F))
Estate tax; exemptions for closely held businesses or working farms. Amending  58.1-901 and 58.1-902. (Patron-Shuler, HB 1506 (I) See HB1490; Baskerville, HB 1910 (F); Armstrong, HB 2008 (I) See HB1490; Hall, HB 2750 (I) See HB1490; Reynolds, SB 736 (F))
Farm building; definition. Amending  36-97. (Patron-Weatherholtz, HB 2590 (F); Obenshain, SB 788 (F))
Farm produce; allows farmers to sell if they meet certain conditions, penalty. Adding  3.1-14.3. (Patron-Pollard, HB 2903 (F))
Farmers; certain exempt from dairy regulations. Amending 3.1-530.1. (Patron-Phillips, HB 2405 (I) See HB2903)
Farmers; right of family or guests to consume products or commodities. Adding  3.1-14.3. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 2295 (Chapter 882))
Fertilizers; all products to include labels with application directions. Amending  3.1-106.5. (Patron-Pollard, HB 2691 (F); Ticer, SB 1268 (F))
Fertilizers; requires all distributors of restricted fertilizers to obtain a permit. Amending  3.1-106.2; adding  3.1-106.6:1. (Patron-Frederick, HB 1547 (F))
Forests and forestry; transfers current regulations from Department of Conservation and Recreation to Department of Forestry. (Patron-Ingram, HB 2620 (Chapter 324))
Horse Industry Board Act; created, penalty. Adding  3.1-22.53 through 3.1-22.77; repealing  3.1-22.38 through 3.1-22.51. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 2423 (Chapter 588); Hanger, SB 1009 (Chapter 497))
Hunting dogs; prohibits hunter from releasing on posted property. Amending  18.2-134. (Patron-Cole, HB 1612 (F))
Income tax, state; eliminates sunset provision on deduction for certain agricultural contributions. Amending first and second enactments of Chapter 135, 1998 Acts. (Patron-Pollard, HB 939 (CD))
Income tax, state; voluntary contribution for Spay and Neuter Fund. Amending  58.1-346.23. (Patron-Dudley, HB 2003 (Chapter 816))
Income tax, state and corporate; increases credit for agricultural best management practices. Amending  58.1-339.3 and 58.1-439.5; adding  58.1-339.3:1 and 58.1-439.5:1. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 2289 (F))
License plates, special; issuance to Master Gardeners. Adding 46.2-749.118. (Patron-Alexander, HB 2781 (I) See HB1501)
Master Settlement Agreement; assignment of escrow funds by nonparticipating manufacturers. Amending  32.1-366; adding 3.1-336.2:1 and 3.1-336.2:2. (Patron-Hogan, HB 2918 (I) See HB2919)
Master Settlement Agreement; deductibility of escrow funds. Amending  3.1-336.2 and 58.1-402. (Patron-Albo, HB 2886 (F))
Master Settlement Agreement; release of escrow funds to certain cigarette manufacturers. Amending  3.1-336.2. (Patron-Albo, HB 2629 (Chapter 4); Stosch, SB 1202 (Chapter 870))
Mauling by dogs; penalty. Adding  3.1-796.127:2. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 630 (CD))
Mechanics’ liens; increases for repairs and storage for keeper of livery stable, garage, marina, etc. Amending  43-32. (Patron-Griffith, HB 2310 (Chapter 98))
Motor fuels tax; refunds for agricultural vehicles. Amending 58.1-2259. (Patron-Orrock, HB 1641 (Chapter 782); Watkins, SB 794 (Chapter 243))
Natural cut Christmas trees; use in certain places of worship and apartment dwelling units. (Patron-Shannon, HB 1934 (I) See HB2936; Cline, HB 2936 (Chapter 442))
Personal property exempt from taxation; includes farm property and products. Adding  58.1-3606.1; repealing  58.1-3505. (Patron-Lewis, HB 1464 (CD))
Pesticide Control Board; membership. Amending  3.1-249.28. (Patron-Orrock, HB 1289 (CD); Orrock, HB 1644 (Chapter 282); Houck, SB 699 (Chapter 238))
Pet shops; annual inspection thereof by State Veterinarian or his representative. Adding  3.1-796.67:3 and 3.1-796.67:4. (Patron-Petersen, HB 2859 (F))
Poultry waste; changes phosphorus application rates for nutrient management. Amending  62.1-44.17:1.1. (Patron-Cox, HB 1971 (Chapter 78))
Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Review and Analysis of Agricultural Water Quality Improvement Programs Delivered by; Report of Department of Conservation and Recreation (Item 382D2, Chapter 4, 2004 Sp. I Acts). (HD 46)
Tobacco manufacturers; assignment of escrow funds by nonparticipating manufacturers. Adding  3.1-336.2:1 and 3.1-336.2:2. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1331 (F))
Tobacco manufacturers, small; incentive payments to be made to manufacturers of domestic leaf annually by State. Amending 32.1-366; adding  3.1-336.2:1, 3.1-336.2:2 and 58.1-439.15:01. (Patron-Hogan, HB 2919 (Chapter 899); Puckett, SB 1332 (Chapter 901))
Weights and measures; inspection. Amending  3.1-928. (Patron-Hurt, HB 2641 (I) See HB2837)
Weights and measures; inspections. Amending  3.1-928, 3.1-969.10 and 3.1-969.12. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 2730 (I) See HB2837)
Weights and measures; inspections, reports. Amending  3.1-928, 3.1-969.10 and 3.1-969.12. (Patron-Sherwood, HB 2837 (Chapter 850))
Weights and Measures Program, Long-Term Plan for Funding of; Report of Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (Item 104B1, Chapter 4, 2004 Sp. I Acts). (HD 35)
2005 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 06/23/05