HB 268 Agricultural operations; local regulation of certain activities, On-Farm Activities Working Group.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Agricultural operations; local regulation of certain activities. Protects certain activities at agricultural operations from local regulation in the absence of substantial impacts on the public welfare and requires localities to take certain factors into account when regulating any of several activities: the conduct of agritourism activities, the sale of agricultural or silvicultural products or related items, the preparation or sale of foods that otherwise comply with state law, and other customary activities. Localities are prohibited from subjecting the listed activities to a special-use permit requirement in the absence of a substantial impact on health, safety, or public welfare and in most situations are prevented from stringently regulating the sound produced by the listed activities. The bill provides that its provisions shall not affect an entity licensed in accordance with the alcoholic beverage control laws, affect the provisions of the Right to Farm Act, alter the provisions of § 15.2-2288.3 (licensed farm wineries), or restrict the taxation authority of any locality. This bill is identical to SB 51.

Full text:
12/30/13  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101999D  pdf
01/22/14  House: Committee substitute printed 14104244D-H1  pdf | impact statement
01/27/14  House: Printed as engrossed 14104244D-EH1  pdf | impact statement
03/07/14  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB268ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/03/14  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0494)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed

Status:
12/30/13  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101999D
12/30/13  House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/13/14  House: Assigned ACNRsub: Agriculture
01/20/14  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 1-N)
01/22/14  House: Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (17-Y 5-N)
01/22/14  House: Committee substitute printed 14104244D-H1
01/23/14  House: Read first time
01/24/14  House: Passed by for the day
01/27/14  House: Read second time
01/27/14  House: Committee substitute agreed to 14104244D-H1
01/27/14  House: Amendment by Delegate Orrock agreed to
01/27/14  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB268EH1
01/27/14  House: Printed as engrossed 14104244D-EH1
01/28/14  House: Read third time and passed House (73-Y 23-N)
01/28/14  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (73-Y 23-N)
01/29/14  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/14  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/27/14  Senate: Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendments (13-Y 2-N)
03/03/14  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/14  Senate: Read third time
03/04/14  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
03/04/14  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
03/04/14  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/04/14  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (33-Y 7-N)
03/04/14  House: Placed on Calendar
03/05/14  House: Senate amendments agreed to by House (81-Y 18-N)
03/05/14  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (81-Y 18-N)
03/07/14  House: Enrolled
03/07/14  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB268ER)
03/07/14  House: Signed by Speaker
03/10/14  Senate: Signed by President
04/03/14  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 494 (effective 7/1/14)
04/03/14  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0494)