SB 51 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 HB 268.

Full text:
12/17/13  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102000D  pdf
01/30/14  Senate: Committee substitute printed 14104069D-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/20/14  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB51ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/05/14  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0153)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
House amendments engrossed

Status:
12/17/13  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102000D
12/17/13  Senate: Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/21/14  Senate: Reported from Local Government (14-Y 0-N)
01/21/14  Senate: Rereferred to Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/30/14  Senate: Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (10-Y 5-N)
01/30/14  Senate: Committee substitute printed 14104069D-S1
02/03/14  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/04/14  Senate: Read second time
02/04/14  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/04/14  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 14104069D-S1
02/04/14  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB51S1
02/05/14  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (32-Y 7-N)
02/07/14  House: Placed on Calendar
02/07/14  House: Read first time
02/07/14  House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/12/14  House: Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendments (17-Y 4-N)
02/13/14  House: Read second time
02/14/14  House: Read third time
02/14/14  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/14/14  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/14/14  House: Passed House with amendments (75-Y 19-N)
02/14/14  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (75-Y 19-N)
02/18/14  Senate: House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/14  Senate: Enrolled
02/20/14  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB51ER)
02/20/14  House: Signed by Speaker
02/22/14  Senate: Signed by President
03/05/14  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 153 (effective 7/1/14)
03/05/14  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0153)