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AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE AND FOOD

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over from 2006 Session (CD) Carried over from 2006 session but died in committee on or before December 8th


Agri-tourism Incentives Act; created. Adding  3.1-18.26 through 3.1-18.32. (Patron-Saxman, HB 1849 (F))
Agriculture and Consumer Services, Commissioner of; century farm shall not be subject to eminent domain. Amending  3.1-17.1. (Patron-Phillips, HB 2896 (F))
Alcoholic beverage control; adds a meal-assembly kitchen license. Amending  4.1-100, 4.1-206, 4.1-231, and 4.1-233. (Patron-Suit, HB 1815 (Chapter 101); Hugo, HB 2116 (F))
Alcoholic beverage control; creates new restricted wholesale wine license. Amending  2.2-4002, 4.1-203, 4.1-207, 4.1-208, 4.1-223, and 4.1-231; adding  3.1-14.01 and 4.1-207.1. (Patron-Saxman, HB 2450 (Chapter 870); Hanger, SB 1413 (Chapter 932))
Alcoholic beverage control; equine sporting event licenses. Amending  4.1-206. (Patron-Herring, SB 1253 (F))
Animal abuse; person who reports information protected from retaliation by pet shop, kennel, etc. Adding  3.1-796.113:1. (Patron-Ticer, SB 232 (CD))
Animal emergency response plan; Department of Emergency Management to address needs thereof. Amending  44-146.18. (Patron-Stosch, SB 787 (Chapter 902))
Animals; euthanizing by use of gas chambers prohibited. Amending 3.1-796.77. (Patron-Athey, HB 2412 (F); Scott, J.M., HB 3004 (F))
Apple; designating as official state fruit. Amending  1-510. (Patron-Puller, SB 779 (F))
Aquaculture; sets guidelines for placement of temporary shellfish enclosures in state waters. Amending  28.2-603; adding 28.2-603.1 and 28.2-603.2. (Patron-Wittman, HB 1855 (Chapter 28); Chichester, SB 1333 (Chapter 170))
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 (CD))
Cats and dogs; delays effective date for certain localities to have license information forwarded to local treasurer. Amending second enactment of Chapter 836, 2006 Acts. (Patron-Brink, HB 2898 (F))
Cats and dogs; evidence by owner of inoculation or vaccination of rabies. Amending  3.1-796.96. (Patron-Gear, HB 3147 (F))
Cats and dogs; exempts releasing agencies from obligations of licensure. Amending  3.1-796.85. (Patron-McClellan, HB 2296 (Chapter 640))
Cats and dogs; increase of license fee. Amending  3.1-796.87. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 1959 (F))
Cats and dogs; license fee on those who have not been spayed or neutered. Amending  3.1-796.87. (Patron-Orrock, HB 2100 (F))
Charitable organizations; exceptions for those that engage in food distribution to needy from state and local food service regulations. Amending  35.1-14.2. (Patron-Rust, HB 2258 (I) See HB2218)
Charitable organizations; those that engage in food distribution to needy shall be exempted from state and local food service regulations. Amending  35.1-14.2. (Patron-Amundson, HB 2218 (Chapter 404); Puller, SB 806 (Chapter 545))
Child labor; allows child under age 18 to work at licensed farm winery. Amending  40.1-100. (Patron-Gilbert, HB 2334 (Chapter 645))
Child or adult abuse or neglect; animal control officers required to report. Amending  63.2-1509 and 63.2-1606; adding 3.1-796.104:2, 63.2-1509.1, and 63.2-1606.1. (Patron-Ticer, SB 935 (F))
Companion animals; exempts occasional breeder, etc., from being treated as dealer. Amending  3.1-796.66. (Patron-Wright, HB 3091 (F))
Companion animals; requires certain permits for dealers thereof. Amending  3.1-796.84. (Patron-Athey, HB 3195 (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 (CD); Brink, HJR 624 (F); Whipple, SJR 79 (CD); Whipple, SJR 398 (I) See SJR354)
Consumption of goods and services; joint subcommittee to study viability of fair tax thereon. (Patron-Bell, SJR 326 (F))
Crabmeat; processors to include on label of container date was processed and packed. Amending  3.1-684.63; adding 3.1-396.2. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2043 (F))
Crops; requires Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to establish a program to support. Adding  3.1-14.4. (Patron-Hanger, SB 1407 (Chapter 806))
Cruelty to animals; Class 6 felony for any person to willfully and unnecessarily cause death thereof. Amending  3.1-796.122. (Patron-Wittman, HB 2081 (F))
Cruelty to animals; penalty if maliciously deprives animal of food, drink, shelter, or veterinary treatment. Amending 3.1-796.122. (Patron-Albo, HB 1900 (Chapter 743))
Dog collar; person guilty of misdemeanor if takes an electronic or radio transmitting collar from dog without permission of owner. Adding  18.2-97.1. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 2365 (Chapter 484); Stolle, SB 1180 (Chapter 721))
Dog license application; delays date requirement that local treasurer transmit to owner of unlicensed, vaccinated dog. Amending  3.1-796.87:1. (Patron-Orrock, HB 2099 (Chapter 270))
Dogfighting; certain people are required to report. Adding 3.1-796.124:1. (Patron-Lambert, SB 1345 (F))
Dogs; Class 3 misdemeanor to tether, fasten, etc., to stationary object. Adding  3.1-796.68:1. (Patron-Howell, A.T., HB 2242 (F))
Donation of food to charity organizations; regulations for food prepared in his private residence. Adding  3.1-364.1. (Patron-Howell, SB 917 (I) See SB806; Cuccinelli, SB 1125 (I) See SB806)
Environmental Health Education and Training Fund; created. Amending  32.1-164; adding  32.1-248.3. (Patron-Suit, HB 2691 (Chapter 514))
Equine Center Foundation; abolishment thereof. Amending 58.1-3825 and 59.1-392; repealing  3.1-22.30 through 3.1-22.37. (Patron-Putney, HB 1834 (Chapter 61))
Equine dental technicians; required to register with Board of Medicine. Amending  54.1-3807; adding  54.1-3813. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 2363 (Chapter 754))
Equine dentistry; provides exception from practice of veterinary medicine for practice thereof. Amending  54.1-3801. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 644 (CD))
Farm wineries; establishes criteria for local regulation thereof. Amending  15.2-2288.3. (Patron-Albo, HB 2493 (Chapter 657); Hanger, SB 1205 (Chapter 611))
Farm-to-School Program; Farm-to-School Task Force to develop plan for implementing, report. (Patron-Potts, SJR 347 (P))
Farm-to-school website; Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to establish in order to promote State farm products to educational institutions. Adding  3.1-14.4. (Patron-Potts, SB 797 (Chapter 352))
Fertilizer, specialty; label required for proper use and precautionary statements. Amending  3.1-106.5. (Patron-Ticer, SB 234 (CD))
Fertilizers; regulation thereof. Adding  3.1-106.4:1. (Patron-Watkins, SB 594 (CD))
Fertilizers; regulation thereof. Adding  3.1-106.4:1 and 15.2-924.1. (Patron-Watkins, SB 1061 (Chapter 563))
Fighting of cocks and other animals; Class 6 felony for any person to engage therein. Amending  3.1-796.125. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 1190 (F))
Food products; exempts local school boards from competitive bidding process when purchasing from State farmer. Amending  2.2-4344. (Patron-Potts, SB 796 (F))
Freedom of Information Act; exemption for certain information in rabies vaccination certificates. Amending  2.2-3705.7. (Patron-Brink, HB 2558 (Chapter 660))
Game wardens; changes name to conservation police officer. Amending  3.1-1029, 9.1-101, 9.1-400, 9.1-500, 9.1-801, 18.2-51.1, 18.2-283.1, 18.2-287.01, 18.2-308, 29.1-200, 29.1-201, 29.1-204, 29.1-205, 29.1-207, 29.1-208, 29.1-212, 29.1-213, 29.1-217, 29.1-218, 29.1-300.2, 29.1-337, 29.1-349, 29.1-355, 29.1-516, 29.1-517, 29.1-521.3, 29.1-530, 29.1-539, 29.1-548, 29.1-552, 29.1-553, 29.1-556, 29.1-739, 29.1-739.1, 29.1-739.2, 29.1-745, 51.1-212, and 65.2-402.1. (Patron-Wittman, HB 1867 (Chapter 87))
Ginger Gold Apple; designating as official state fruit. Amending 1-510. (Patron-Amundson, HB 1837 (F))
Humane investigators; restores program thereof. Amending 3.1-796.106. (Patron-Ticer, SB 930 (F))
Humane Treatment for Companion Animals Education Week; designating as first full week in February 2007. (Patron-Whipple, SJR 375 (F))
Hunters; required to identify himself when retrieving hunting dogs from landowner’s property. Amending  18.2-136. (Patron-Landes, HB 2531 (Chapter 658); Deeds, SB 884 (Chapter 145))
Income tax, state; animal adoption tax credit. Adding 58.1-339.12. (Patron-Cline, HB 2686 (F))
Income tax, state; veterinarian pro bono services and companion animal adoption tax credits. Adding  58.1-339.12 and 58.1-339.13. (Patron-Hull, HB 3053 (F))
Lighting standards for public buildings, etc.; Division of Engineering and Building to propagate standards therefor to minimize adverse impacts to migratory birds. Amending 2.2-1131. (Patron-Griffith, HB 1928 (F))
National Animal Identification System; prohibits Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services from participating or lending assistance thereto. Adding  3.1-14.4. (Patron-Wittman, HB 1990 (F))
Open-Space Land and Farmlands, Joint Subcommittee Studying Long-Term Funding Sources for Purchase of Development Rights to Preserve; continued. (Patron-Lewis, HJR 576 (I) See HJR692; Cline, HJR 692 (P); Hanger, SJR 401 (P))
Pesticides and fertilizers; prohibits commercial providers of lawn care services from broadly applying onto streets and driveways. Adding  10.1-104.5. (Patron-Marsden, HB 2663 (F))
Police canines; Department of Criminal Justice Services to establish training and certification requirements for those used by law-enforcement agencies. Amending  9.1-102; adding 9.1-116.01. (Patron-Carrico, HB 3210 (F))
Protective orders; court may include for protection of companion animals and livestock. Amending  16.1-253, 16.1-253.1, 16.1-253.4, and 16.1-279.1. (Patron-Ticer, SB 932 (F))
Rabies vaccinations; surcharge thereon. Amending  3.1-796.87:1. (Patron-McClellan, HB 2295 (F))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions include propane gas purchased for commercial greenhouses. Amending  58.1-609.3. (Patron-Wright, HB 1641 (F))
Right to Farm Act; adds cities and towns to certain provisions. Amending  3.1-22.28. (Patron-Suit, HB 1823 (Chapter 444))
Shooting enclosures, illegal; increases penalty for violating provisions thereof. Amending  3.1-763.5:1, 3.1-763.5:2, and 3.1-763.5:8. (Patron-Barlow, HB 2714 (Chapter 298))
Spay and Neuter Fund; voluntary contributions of tax refunds are distributed therein. Amending  58.1-344.3. (Patron-Iaquinto, HB 2525 (Chapter 69))
Standards of Learning; Department of Education to include standards regarding instruction on animal safety and humane treatment thereof in future revisions. (Patron-Alexander, HJR 567 (F))
Sterilization; mandatory requirements for dog and cat dealers. Amending  3.1-796.126:1 through 3.1-796.126:5. (Patron-Wittman, HB 1853 (F))
Stray animals; allows a person living in any political subdivision to adopt. Amending  3.1-796.96. (Patron-Quayle, SB 951 (F))
Tethering of animals; makes certain acts associated therewith Class 3 misdemeanor. Amending  3.1-796.66; adding  3.1-796.68:1 and 3.1-796.68:2. (Patron-Alexander, HB 2098 (F))
Weights and measures; allows Commissioner to establish a schedule for examination thereof. Amending  3.1-969.7, 3.1-969.10, and 3.1-969.12. (Patron-Sickles, HB 2816 (Chapter 671))
Wild Spanish Mustangs Fund; created. Adding  10.1-1027. (Patron-Suit, HB 2012 (Chapter 37))
2007 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 09/04/07