HB 2203

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 13, 2021
  • Passed House Jan 28, 2021
  • Passed Senate Feb 25, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Mar 24, 2021

Virginia Agriculture Food Assistance Program and Fund; established and created.

Abstract

Virginia Agriculture Food Assistance Programand Fund; established. Requires the Commissioner of Agricultureand Consumer Services (the Commissioner) to establish the VirginiaAgriculture Food Assistance Program (VAFA Program) for Virginia farmersand food producers to donate, sell, or otherwise provide agricultureproducts to charitable food assistance organizations. The bill also creates the Virginia Agriculture Food Assistance Fund to disbursemoneys to such charitable food assistance organizations to reimbursefarmers or food producers for any costs associated with harvesting,processing, packaging, or transporting agriculture products donatedto such charitable food assistance organizations. The bill authorizesthe Commissioner to adopt guidelines and regulations to carry outthe VAFA Program.

Bill Sponsors (37)

Votes


Actions


Mar 24, 2021

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 332 (effective 7/1/21)

Mar 17, 2021

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB2203ER)

Mar 15, 2021

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021

House

Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021

Mar 11, 2021

House

Signed by Speaker

Mar 09, 2021

Senate

Signed by President

House

Enrolled

Feb 25, 2021

Senate

Finance and Appropriations Committee amendment agreed to

Senate

Reading of amendment waived

Senate

Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee amendment rejected

Senate

Reading of amendment waived

Senate

Passed by temporarily

Senate

Read third time

House

VOTE: Adoption (95-Y 4-N)

House

Senate amendment agreed to by House (95-Y 4-N)

House

Placed on Calendar

Senate

Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N)

Senate

Engrossed by Senate as amended

Senate

Amendment by Senator Locke withdrawn

Feb 24, 2021

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)

Feb 22, 2021

Senate

Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (14-Y 0-N)

Senate

Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

Feb 16, 2021

Senate

Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (13-Y 0-N)

Senate

Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

Feb 05, 2021

Senate

Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N)

Jan 29, 2021

Senate

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Jan 28, 2021

House

Read third time and passed House (97-Y 3-N)

House

VOTE: Passage (97-Y 3-N)

Jan 27, 2021

House

Read second time and engrossed

Jan 26, 2021

House

Read first time

Jan 25, 2021

House

Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N)

Jan 22, 2021

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)

Jan 20, 2021

House

Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations

House

Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources

House

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

House

Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (21-Y 1-N)

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)

Jan 18, 2021

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB2203)

Jan 15, 2021

House

Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture

Jan 13, 2021

House

Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102121D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102121D HTML
HB2203ER HTML
CHAP0332 HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Impact Statement: HB2203F122.PDF PDF
Amendment: HB2203ASR HTML
Amendment: HB2203ASE HTML
Amendment: HB2203AS HTML

Sources

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