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AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE AND FOOD

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over to 2007 Session


Agency Performance Goals and Objectives; Report of Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (Item 97 C2, Chapter 951, 2005 Acts). (HD 29)
Agritourism Activity Liability; created. Adding  3.1-796.137, 3.1-796.138, and 3.1-796.139. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 38 (Chapter 710))
Animal abuse; person who reports information protected from retaliation by pet shop, kennel, etc. Adding  3.1-796.113:1. (Patron-Ticer, SB 232 (C))
Animal control; changes limits localities may set for uniform schedule of civil penalties. Amending  3.1-796.94. (Patron-Albo, HB 318 (F))
Animal control officers; Crime Commission to study need for regulation, training, and funding thereof. (Patron-Kilgore, HJR 116 (P))
Animal control officers; educational instruction. Amending 3.1-796.104, 3.1-796.104:1, and 3.1-796.106. (Patron-Orrock, HB 1563 (F))
Animal euthanasia; use of gas chambers therefor prohibited. Amending  3.1-796.77. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 1091 (F))
Animal license tax; City of Newport News to impose fee on dog or cat that has not been spayed or neutered. (Patron-BaCote, HB 278 (F))
Animal license tax; establishes maximum that localities can charge. Amending  3.1-796.87. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 265 (F))
Animal or animal products; compensation for those destroyed to control disease outbreak. Adding  3.1-741.6. (Patron-Lewis, HB 983 (Chapter 443))
Animal ordinance, public nuisance; Association of Counties and Municipal League to advise and advocate to their respective members to adopt. (Patron-Orrock, HJR 124 (P))
Animal pedigree; pet dealer representing registry organization to provide documentation of an examination by licensed veterinarian. Amending  3.1-796.78. (Patron-Amundson, HB 606 (F))
Animals; prohibits person or vendor at carnival midway from giving away any live animal as prize. Adding  3.1-796.70:1. (Patron-Welch, HB 828 (F))
Avian influenza; Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to adopt regulations to prevent and control in commercial and noncommercial poultry. Amending  2.2-4002; adding  3.1-741.6. (Patron-Lewis, HB 982 (Chapter 442))
Beekeepers; Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to study plight thereof. (Patron-Blevins, SJR 38 (P))
Beekeepers; persons with 50 or fewer hives not required to process honey in certified establishment. Adding  3.1-610.19:1. (Patron-Blevins, SB 101 (C))
Companion animal dealers; annual business license to be obtained in order to sell or to advertise for sale. Amending  3.1-796.66, 3.1-796.126:1, and 3.1-796.126:6; adding  3.1-796.78:1 and 3.1-796.78:2. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 55 (F))
Companion animals; abandonment, disposal, etc., thereof considered misdemeanor. Amending  3.1-796.73. (Patron-Shuler, HB 1532 (F))
Constitutional amendment; localities to exempt from taxation certain percentage of value of residential or farm property (first reference). Amending Section 6 of Article X. (Patron-Brink, HJR 135 (C); Whipple, SJR 79 (C))
Cruelty to animals; anyone using violence against dog, in face of an actual or imminent attack, shall be presumed not to violate provisions relating thereto. Amending  3.1-796.122. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 858 (F))
Dangerous Dog Registry; establishment thereof, report. Amending 3.1-796.93:1; adding  3.1-796.93:3; repealing  3.1-796.117. (Patron-Orrock, HB 340 (Chapter 837); Melvin, HB 1039 (Chapter 864); Houck, SB 200 (Chapter 898))
Dog dealers; definition thereof. Amending  3.1-796.66; adding 3.1-796.84:1. (Patron-Cole, HB 1411 (F))
Dogs; penalty when recklessly controlling or handling. Amending 3.1-796.93:1; adding  18.2-54.3. (Patron-Quayle, SB 491 (I) See SB200)
Dogs; regulation of those that may be dangerous. Amending 3.1-796.93:1; adding  3.1-796.93:3; repealing  3.1-796.117. (Patron-Orrock, HB 340 (Chapter 837); Melvin, HB 1039 (Chapter 864); Houck, SB 200 (Chapter 898))
Dogs; releasing upon or near posted land, penalty. Amending 29.1-521. (Patron-Cole, HB 150 (F))
Dogs and cats; licensed veterinarians to collect license fee and provide owners with pet license receipt when administering rabies vaccination. Amending  3.1-796.86 through 3.1-796.90 and 3.1-796.97; adding  3.1-796.87:1. (Patron-Orrock, HB 339 (Chapter 836))
Dogs and cats; those seized by animal control officers to board in kennels at owner’s expense. Amending  3.1-796.115. (Patron-Plum, HB 654 (F))
Dogs, dangerous and vicious; expands definition thereof. Amending 3.1-796.93:1. (Patron-Dance, HB 386 (I) See HB340)
Equine dentistry; provides exception from practice of veterinary medicine for practice thereof. Amending  54.1-3801. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 644 (C))
Farm produce; allows farmers to sell if they meet certain conditions, penalty. Adding  3.1-14.4. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 124 (F); Tyler, HB 1592 (F))
Farm wineries; local regulation thereof, report. Adding 15.2-2288.2. (Patron-Albo, HB 1435 (Chapter 794))
Farmers markets; exempt from restaurant requirements. Amending 35.1-25. (Patron-Abbitt, HB 689 (F))
Farmland and forestland plans; directs state agencies to submit annually. Amending  3.1-18.6. (Patron-Hanger, SB 419 (Chapter 490))
Fertilizer, specialty; label required for proper use and precautionary statements. Amending  3.1-106.5. (Patron-Ticer, SB 234 (C))
Fertilizers; regulation thereof. Adding  3.1-106.4:1. (Patron-Watkins, SB 594 (C))
Forest Land, Provision of Incentives to Preserve Private; Report of Board of Forestry (SJR 367, 2005). (SD 8)
Halal and kosher food; regulation of sale, penalty. Adding 3.1-396.1; repealing  18.2-236. (Patron-Alexander, HB 153 (Chapter 392); Howell, SB 349 (Chapter 485))
Humane treatment of animals; Department of Education to include instruction on animal safety in revisions of Standards of Learning, report. (Patron-Alexander, HJR 209 (F); Edwards, SJR 166 (F))
Hunting or trapping in state forests; increases fees to obtain permit. Amending  10.1-1152. (Patron-Abbitt, HB 260 (Chapter 13))
Immature animals; prohibits giving away if under two months old in quantities of less than six. Amending  3.1-796.70. (Patron-Stolle, SB 574 (Chapter 503))
Income tax, state; adds taxpayers who own horses to those eligible for agricultural best management practices tax credit. Amending  58.1-339.3. (Patron-Bulova, HB 963 (Chapter 440))
Income tax, state; animal adoption tax credit. Adding 58.1-339.11. (Patron-Athey, HB 1114 (F))
Labeling of foods; identification as kosher or halal, penalty. Adding  3.1-360.9 through 3.1-360.13. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 354 (I) See SB349)
Legislative appointees; designates authorities to appoint legislators who serve on Tourist Train Development Authority, Chippokes Plantation Farm Foundation Board, and Potomac River Basin Commission. Amending  3.1-22.8, 15.2-6501, and 62.1-67. (Patron-Landes, HB 1186 (Chapter 556); Locke, SB 330 (Chapter 516))
Master Settlement Agreement; assignment of escrow funds to nonparticipating manufacturers. Amending  3.1-336.3, 3.1-336.8, and 3.1-336.10; adding  3.1-336.9:1. (Patron-Hogan, HB 980 (Chapter 674))
Open-space land and farmlands; joint subcommittee to study funding sources for purchase of development rights to preserve. (Patron-Hanger, SJR 94 (P))
Outdoor advertising; vegetation control permit. Amending 33.1-371.1. (Patron-Wardrup, HB 665 (Chapter 543); Watkins, SB 87 (Chapter 512))
Overweight farm vehicles; may operate at extended weights authorized. Amending  46.2-1128 and 46.2-1129. (Patron-Lewis, HB 175 (Chapter 534))
Pesticide and fertilizer applicator license; Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to issue license for both. Amending  3.1-106.6 and 3.1-249.52. (Patron-Oder, HB 556 (F))
Pet trust; created. Amending  55-544.08. (Patron-Oder, HB 906 (Chapter 666))
Pounds, shelters, and pet stores; State Veterinarian to inspect annually. Adding  3.1-796.76:1. (Patron-Eisenberg, HB 1168 (F))
Pounds, shelters, and pet stores; State Veterinarian to inspect annually, observance of euthanasia procedure. Adding 3.1-796.76:1 and 3.1-796.76:2. (Patron-Amundson, HB 1095 (F))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions include certain medicines and drugs used for farm animals. Amending  58.1-609.2 and 58.1-609.10. (Patron-Orrock, HB 69 (Chapter 331); Houck, SB 73 (Chapter 361))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; repealing provisions of state sales tax on food. Amending  58.1-611.1. (Patron-Chichester, SB 226 (F))
Roll-your-own tobacco; classified as cigarette, imposition of tax on selling or dealing thereof. Amending  3.1-336.8, 58.1-1000, 58.1-1001, 58.1-1003, and 58.1-1021.01; adding  58.1-1003.1. (Patron-Hawkins, SB 729 (Chapter 768))
Silviculture practices; allows local government to regulate for land. Amending  10.1-1126.1. (Patron-Cole, HB 14 (F))
Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission; appointment of executive director. Amending  2.2-106 and 3.1-1110. (Patron-Hogan, HB 706 (V))
Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission; change in membership. Amending  3.1-1108. (Patron-Hogan, HB 707 (F))
Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission; membership. Amending  3.1-1108 and 10.1-1018. (Patron-Hawkins, SB 537 (Chapter 45))
Tobacco products manufacturers; requires certain sales reports and documents to be filed directly with Attorney General. Amending  3.1-336.4, 3.1-336.8, and 58.1-3. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 1277 (Chapter 31))
Water Protection Permits; regulation of agricultural withdrawals. Amending  62.1-44.15:5. (Patron-Landes, HB 1185 (V))
2006 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, Resolutions and Documents - For additional information, please contact the House of Delegates Information and Public Relations Office, P. O. Box 406, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23218, telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 11/07/06