HB 239 Forestry, Department of; use of methyl bromide gas fumigation.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)

Fumigation by Department of Forestry.  Asserts that the Department of Forestry's preferred method of treatment of its forest tree nurseries is methyl bromide gas fumigation in pre-seeding land preparation under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's listed usage exemption QPS (Quarantine & Pre-Shipment). The bill allows the Commissioner to issue inspection certificates to certify that seedling shipments are apparently pest- and disease-free. This bill is identical to SB 126.

Full text:
01/10/12  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100847D  pdf | impact statement
02/08/12  House: Committee substitute printed 12104597D-H1  pdf | impact statement
03/09/12  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB239ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/05/12  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0621)  pdf

Status:
01/10/12  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100847D
01/10/12  House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/23/12  House: Assigned ACNRsub: Chesapeake
02/02/12  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
02/08/12  House: Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/08/12  House: Committee substitute printed 12104597D-H1
02/09/12  House: Read first time
02/10/12  House: Read second time
02/10/12  House: Committee substitute agreed to 12104597D-H1
02/10/12  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB239H1
02/13/12  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/13/12  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
02/14/12  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/12  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
03/01/12  Senate: Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N)
03/05/12  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
03/06/12  Senate: Read third time
03/06/12  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/09/12  House: Enrolled
03/09/12  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB239ER)
03/09/12  House: Signed by Speaker
03/10/12  Senate: Signed by President
04/05/12  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 621 (effective 7/1/12)
04/05/12  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0621)