HB 157 Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of; approval of guidance document prior to adoption.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; guidance documents. Requires that guidance documents developed by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services be approved by the Commissioner of Agriculture. The bill also requires the Department to submit the guidance document to the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry. The bill specifies that the guidance document has no force of law and cannot be the basis for denial or approval of the operation of a private animal shelter and requires every approved guidance document to be posted on the Department's website.

Full text:
12/22/15  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100492D  pdf | impact statement
02/03/16  House: Committee substitute printed 16104780D-H1  pdf | impact statement

Status:
12/22/15  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100492D
12/22/15  House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/13/16  House: Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
02/01/16  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/03/16  House: Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/03/16  House: Committee substitute printed 16104780D-H1
02/04/16  House: Read first time
02/05/16  House: Read second time
02/05/16  House: Committee substitute agreed to 16104780D-H1
02/05/16  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB157H1
02/08/16  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/16  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
02/09/16  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/16  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/25/16  Senate: Continued to 2017 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N)
12/02/16  Senate: Left in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources