SB 990 Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; regulation of fertilizer.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; regulation of fertilizer. Revises the laws governing the manufacture and application of fertilizer to: (i) incorporate by reference the guidelines adopted by the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials, (ii) adopt generic precautionary labeling guidelines to prevent fertilizer runoff into the waterways, (iii) shift the permit year to begin on April 1 instead of July 1, (iv) require distributors of commercial fertilizer to submit an annual statistical report to the Commissioner regarding the amounts and localities of distributed product, (v) allow the Commissioner to issue written notices or warnings in lieu of instituting formal proceedings, (vi) authorize the Board to impose a civil penalty of up to $250 on anyone who violates a written stop sale, and (vii) allow the imposition of late fees for failing to renew a registration, license, or permit and for failing to obtain a registration, license, or permit after receiving notice of this requirement. This bill is identical to HB 2057 (Poindexter).

Full text:
01/11/11  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102216D  pdf | impact statement
02/02/11  Senate: Printed as engrossed 11102216D-E  pdf | impact statement
02/09/11  House: Committee substitute printed 11105203D-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/18/11  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB990ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/25/11  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0552)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments

Status:
01/11/11  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102216D
01/11/11  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/24/11  Senate: Assigned ACNR sub: Fertilizer
01/31/11  Senate: Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
02/01/11  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/11  Senate: Read second time
02/02/11  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/02/11  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
02/02/11  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended SB990E
02/02/11  Senate: Printed as engrossed 11102216D-E
02/03/11  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/11  House: Placed on Calendar
02/07/11  House: Read first time
02/07/11  House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/09/11  House: Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (21-Y 0-N)
02/09/11  House: Committee substitute printed 11105203D-H1
02/10/11  House: Read second time
02/11/11  House: Read third time
02/11/11  House: Committee substitute agreed to 11105203D-H1
02/11/11  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB990H1
02/11/11  House: Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/11/11  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N)
02/15/11  Senate: House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/15/11  Senate: Title replaced 11105203D-H1
02/18/11  Senate: Enrolled
02/18/11  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB990ER)
02/18/11  House: Signed by Speaker
02/21/11  Senate: Signed by President
03/25/11  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 552 (effective 7/1/11)
03/25/11  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0552)