SB 1195 Produce safety; farm inspections, civil penalty.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Produce safety; farm inspections; civil penalty. Prohibits certain farms from violating the federal regulations that set minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of fruits and vegetables. The bill authorizes the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to adopt regulations to carry out the purposes of the law and gives the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services free access at reasonable hours to certain farms to inspect the farms and take samples. The Commissioner also is authorized to seize certain produce if he believes it is being grown, kept, or exposed for sale or held in violation of federal regulations or state law, and the bill provides a court process by which the seizure may be contested. The bill authorizes the Board to levy a civil penalty of up to $1,000 per violation, to be deposited in the Virginia Natural Resources Commitment Fund. The bill includes provisions that would cause it to expire upon the repeal of the relevant federal law, the granting of an exemption under such federal law, or the cessation of federal funding.

Full text:
01/10/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101491D  pdf | impact statement
01/26/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17104861D-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/15/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17105502D-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/24/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1195ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/16/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0574)  pdf

Status:
01/10/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101491D
01/10/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/26/17  Senate: Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (12-Y 1-N 1-A)
01/26/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17104861D-S1
01/30/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/31/17  Senate: Read second time
01/31/17  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
01/31/17  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 17104861D-S1
01/31/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1195S1
02/01/17  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (25-Y 15-N)
02/03/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/03/17  House: Read first time
02/03/17  House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/06/17  House: Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
02/13/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/15/17  House: Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (19-Y 3-N)
02/15/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17105502D-H1
02/16/17  House: Read second time
02/17/17  House: Read third time
02/17/17  House: Committee substitute agreed to 17105502D-H1
02/17/17  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1195H1
02/17/17  House: Passed House with substitute (73-Y 26-N)
02/17/17  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (73-Y 26-N)
02/21/17  Senate: House substitute agreed to by Senate (28-Y 12-N)
02/21/17  Senate: Title replaced 17105502D-H1
02/21/17  Senate: Reconsideration of House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/17  Senate: House substitute agreed to by Senate (25-Y 14-N)
02/24/17  Senate: Enrolled
02/24/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1195ER)
02/24/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/24/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/28/17  Senate: Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
02/28/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/16/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 574 (effective 7/1/17)
03/16/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0574)