HB 1947 Agricultural Enterprise Act of 2005; created, reports.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)
Agricultural Enterprise Act of 2005; penalty.  Directs the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to establish, as an element of the Office of Farmland Preservation, agricultural enterprise districts upon application by localities with established agricultural or forestal districts, locally designated agricultural enterprise districts, or purchase of development rights programs. "Qualified agricultural businesses" and "qualified farm businesses" located in such districts may apply to the Department for assistance in developing a new business plan and grant funding for up to 50 percent of the associated costs of implementing that plan, up to a maximum $500,000. "Qualified agricultural businesses" are agricultural businesses that establish a new business operation or plan to expand and improve an existing operation within a designated agricultural enterprise district. "Qualified farm businesses" are farm businesses that establish a new agricultural or forestal production operation or plan to expand or improve an existing operation within an agricultural enterprise district.  This bill contains a delayed enactment clause of January 1, 2007, which is conditioned upon funding for the program being included in the appropriations act for fiscal years 2006-2008.

Full text:
01/10/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 056781496  pdf | impact statement
02/05/05  House: Committee substitute printed 053137496-H1  pdf | impact statement
03/01/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1947ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/04/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0795)  pdf

Status:
01/10/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 056781496
01/10/05  House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/04/05  House: Reported from A., C. & N. R. w/substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/04/05  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/04/05  House: Reported from Appropriations with sub (19-Y 3-N)
02/05/05  House: Committee substitute printed 053137496-H1
02/05/05  House: Read first time
02/07/05  House: Read second time
02/07/05  House: Committee substitute agreed to 053137496-H1
02/07/05  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1947H1
02/08/05  House: Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/05  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/05  House: Communicated to Senate
02/09/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/05  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/14/05  Senate: Reported from A. C. & N. R. (15-Y 0-N)
02/15/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/15/05  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
02/16/05  Senate: Read third time
02/16/05  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/16/05  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
03/01/05  House: Enrolled
03/01/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1947ER)
03/03/05  House: Signed by Speaker
03/04/05  Senate: Signed by President
03/26/05  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 795 (effective - see bill)
04/04/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0795)