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AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE, AND FOOD

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation (C) Carried over to 2011 Session


Aboveground liquid fertilizer storage tanks; localities may adopt an ordinance that requires permit from local fire official. Adding  15.2-906.1. (Patron-Spruill, HB 1211 (Chapter 577))
Aboveground liquid fertilizer storage tanks; requires localities to adopt an ordinance that regulates installation, operation, etc. Adding  15.2-2834 through 15.2-2848. (Patron-Alexander, HB 206 (I) See HB1211; Blevins, SB 198 (F))
Agricultural, forestal, or agricultural and forestal districts; certain noncontiguous real property may be included for purposes of use value assessment. Amending  15.2-4405 and 58.1-3233. (Patron-Howell, SB 81 (Chapter 653))
Animal care; adoption of regulations that permit non-commercial, intrastate transportation by law-enforcement officers, etc. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 551 (F); Reynolds, SB 249 (C))
Animal control officers; clarifies duties and responsibilities. Amending  3.2-6555. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 1056 (C))
Animal control officers; magistrate to issue arrest warrant for complaint thereby for felony offense. Amending  3.2-6566, 19.2-71, and 19.2-72. (Patron-Bell, Robert B., HB 904 (Chapter 240))
Animal control records; exempts from release to public name and address of owner of animal taken into custody. Amending 3.2-6557. (Patron-Whipple, SB 274 (F))
Animal cruelty; increases penalties. Amending  3.2-6503 and 3.2-6574. (Patron-Albo, HB 281 (Chapter 875))
Animal cruelty; narrows exemption to penalties available to owner of dog or cat. Amending  3.2-6570. (Patron-Pollard, HB 140 (F))
Animal cruelty; requires veterinarian to report. Adding 54.1-3812.1. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 1145 (Chapter 574))
Animal welfare; prohibits city or county from euthanizing or prohibiting adoption of any dog based solely on breed. Amending  3.2-6546. (Patron-Griffith, HB 429 (F))
Animal welfare and enforcement; joint subcommittee to study institutional design. (Patron-Griffith, HJR 57 (F))
Animal welfare laws; sheriffs and police chiefs to designate and utilize volunteer deputies for enforcement. Amending  3.2-6555. (Patron-Athey, HB 884 (F))
Aquaculture opportunity zones; Marine Resources Commission to establish for propagation of commercial shellfish. Amending 28.2-603. (Patron-Pollard, HB 138 (Chapter 27))
Barking dog ordinances; locality may include provisions that require parties to use mediation in resolving dispute. Adding 15.2-919.1. (Patron-Bell, Robert B., HB 914 (F))
Center for Rural Virginia; expansion and promotion of agricultural opportunities, report. Amending  2.2-2723. (Patron-Landes, HB 582 (Chapter 833); Hanger, SB 347 (Chapter 797))
Charitable gaming; limits authority of Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to revoke permits only after proposed action by Department has been reviewed and approved by Charitable Gaming Board. Amending  18.2-340.20. (Patron-Abbitt, HB 942 (Chapter 711))
Charitable gaming; limits oversight by Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Amending  18.2-334.2, 18.2-340.15, 18.2-340.16, 18.2-340.18, 18.2-340.19, 18.2-340.20, 18.2-340.22, 18.2-340.23, 18.2-340.25, 18.2-340.26, 18.2-340.30, 18.2-340.33, 18.2-340.34:1, and 18.2-340.36; repealing  18.2-340.31. (Patron-Pollard, HB 1030 (F))
Child labor; authorizes participation by children in activities of any nonprofit entity organized to provide for care and welfare of animals. Amending  40.1-100. (Patron-Quayle, SB 281 (F))
Companion animals; court may include in protective order provisions prohibiting harm. Amending  16.1-253, 16.1-253.1, 16.1-253.4, 16.1-279.1, 19.2-152.8, 19.2-152.9, and 19.2-152.10. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 285 (C))
Constitutional amendment; forest harvesting and silvicultural activity equipment exempt from taxation (first reference). Amending Section 6 of Article X. (Patron-Hurt, SJR 95 (C))
Cooperative Coyote Damage Control Program; reestablished. Amending  3.2-5904. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HB 1088 (Chapter 761))
Cotton Board; notice of referenda to all cotton producers listed during fiscal year preceding referendum. Amending  3.2-1506. (Patron-Barlow, HB 1332 (Chapter 14))
Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund; includes individuals who have suffered physical injury or death due to an attack by dangerous or vicious dogs. Amending  19.2-368.2. (Patron-Watts, HB 809 (F))
Dangerous and vicious dogs; expands definition. Amending 3.2-6540. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 251 (F))
Declarations of estimated tax; changes date that farmers and fishermen must file. Amending  58.1-490. (Patron-Jones, HB 984 (F))
Enjoining violations of consumer laws; Attorney General to investigate. Adding  2.2-517.1 and 3.2-114.1. (Patron-Hurt, SB 485 (I) See SB388)
Farm businesses; local restrictions. Adding  15.2-2288.3:01. (Patron-Landes, HB 583 (F); Hanger, SB 348 (F))
Fertilizer products; requires labeling to include directions for proper use and precautionary statements. Amending  3.2-3611. (Patron-Marsden, SB 582 (C))
Food and beverage tax; locality to set amount. Amending 58.1-3833, 58.1-3834, and 58.1-3842. (Patron-Quayle, SB 280 (F))
Food safety preparation inspections; exempts private homes where resident processes and prepares pickles, relishes, and salsas for sale to individuals at home, etc. Amending  3.2-5130. (Patron-Toscano, HB 60 (F))
Food Standards for Agency Meals; Secretary of Health and Human Resources to develop. Amending  2.2-1111; adding  2.2-214.2. (Patron-Hope, HB 423 (F))
Humane investigators; allows appointment thereof. Amending 3.2-6558, 3.2-6559, and 3.2-6560. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 1143 (C); Vogel, SB 648 (F))
Income tax, state and corporate; credit for electric energy facility producing electricity primarily from agricultural livestock waste nutrients. Adding  58.1-439.12:03. (Patron-Gilbert, HB 1341 (C); Hanger, SB 678 (C))
Land conservation practices; Secretaries of Agriculture and Forestry and Natural Resources shall establish and maintain a database of critical data attributes for onsite best management practices. Adding  2.2-220.3. (Patron-Hanger, SB 346 (Chapter 172))
Land preservation tax credit; Department of Conservation and Recreation to provide estimate of acres of land used for production agriculture and silviculture protected by donations of less-than-fee interests. Amending  58.1-512. (Patron-Hanger, SB 341 (Chapter 384))
Lawn fertilizers; prohibits use and application of those that contain phosphorus. Amending  10.1-104; adding  10.1-104.5. (Patron-Plum, HB 329 (C))
Motor vehicle titles; exempts special construction and forestry equipment from being titled and registered. Amending 46.2-100, 46.2-600, and 46.2-638; adding  46.2-636.1. (Patron-Knight, HB 975 (Chapter 135))
Peanut Board; authorized to enter into an agreement with Federal Commodity Credit Corporation. Amending  3.2-1904, 3.2-1905, and 3.2-1907. (Patron-Barlow, HB 888 (Chapter 7); Lucas, SB 32 (Chapter 37))
Pesticides and fertilizers; prohibits commercial providers of lawn care and landscaping services from broadly applying onto impervious surfaces such as streets and driveways. Adding 10.1-104.5. (Patron-Marsden, SB 583 (F))
Primates; prohibits any person from acquiring after July 1, 2010, penalty. Amending  3.2-6581; adding  3.2-6584.1. (Patron-Ticer, SB 570 (F))
Public schools; maintaining records of pesticide application on school grounds. Amending  22.1-132.2. (Patron-Blevins, SB 197 (Chapter 40))
Rabies; clarifies procedures and responsibilities to prevent and control. Amending  3.2-6521, 3.2-6522, 3.2-6525, 18.2-313.1, and 54.1-3812; adding 3.2-6562.1. (Patron-Orrock, HB 621 (Chapter 834))
Rabies vaccination; exempts certain dogs and cats. Amending 3.2-6521. (Patron-Plum, HB 322 (Chapter 182))
Rabies vaccination certificates; removes responsibility of local treasurer for transmitting dog license applications to residents of locality. Amending  3.2-6529. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 641 (F))
Rabies vaccination certificates; veterinarians to forward copies to treasurer of locality. Amending  3.2-6529. (Patron-Ware, O., HB 366 (F))
Renewable energy portfolio standard program; electric generation facilities fueled primarily by poultry litter or other animal waste will receive quintuple credit toward meeting goals. Amending  56-585.2. (Patron-Gilbert, HB 1342 (C))
Renewable portfolio standards program; removes requirement that utilities participating use no more than 1.5 million tons of forest products. Amending  56-585.2. (Patron-Pollard, HB 1380 (F); Stuart, SB 39 (F))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions include portable pet carriers to list of hurricane preparedness items. Amending  58.1-611.3. (Patron-Blevins, SB 725 (F))
State Veterinarian; privatization of recordkeeping and inspection responsibilities, penalty. Amending  3.2-6500, 3.2-6502, 3.2-6507.3, 3.2-6511, 3.2-6540, 3.2-6546, 3.2-6548, 3.2-6549, 3.2-6555, 3.2-6557, 3.2-6574, and 3.2-6580; adding  3.2-6501.1 and 3.2-6501.2. (Patron-Vogel, SB 698 (F))
Virginia-grown food products by state agencies; Department of General Services to establish procurement procedures to facilitate purchase thereof. Amending  2.2-1111 and 2.2-4345. (Patron-Lohr, HB 398 (F))
Waste kitchen grease; any person who transports must register with Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, exceptions. Adding  3.2-5508 through 3.2-5516. (Patron-Sherwood, HB 1322 (Chapter 868))
Weights and measures; moneys collected from imposition of fees shall be deposited into Weights and Measures Fund and used to test petroleum pumps. Amending  3.2-5609 and 62.1-44.34:13. (Patron-Whipple, SB 261 (F))
2010 Session Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, and Resolutions - 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 06/16/10