Avian influenza; regulations to prevent & control in commercial and noncommercial poultry. (HB982)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Control of avian influenza; penalty. Allows the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to adopt regulations to prevent and control avian influenza in commercial and noncommercial poultry, including regulations that affect the live-bird marketing system, and authorizes the Commissioner to participate in the federal Live Bird Marketing Program of the United States Department of Agriculture. The Commissioner's regulatory authority is exempted from the Administrative Process Act. Failure to comply with promulgated regulations may result in a civil penalty not to exceed $2,500. Amends § 2.2-4002, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


03/31/2006: signed by governor


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 066122107
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/23/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB982)
02/01/2006Reported from ACNR with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/02/2006Committee substitute printed 069032378-H1
02/02/2006Read first time
02/03/2006Passed by for the day
02/06/2006Read second time
02/06/2006Committee substitute agreed to 069032378-H1
02/06/2006Emergency clause added
02/06/2006Amendment by Delegate Lewis agreed to
02/06/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB982EH1
02/06/2006Printed as engrossed 069032378-EH1
02/07/2006Read third time and passed House (96-Y 4-N)
02/07/2006VOTE: PASSAGE EMERGENCY (96-Y 4-N)
02/07/2006Communicated to Senate
02/08/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2006Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/17/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB982EH1)
02/20/2006Reported from ACNR with substitite (13-Y 0-N)
02/20/2006Committee substitute printed 069039378-S1
02/21/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/2006Read third time
02/22/2006Reading of substitute waived
02/22/2006Committee substitute agreed to 069039378-S1
02/22/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB982S1
02/22/2006Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/22/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/2006Placed on Calendar
02/23/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB982S1)
02/24/2006Senate substitute agreed to by House (96-Y 1-N)
03/01/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB982ER)
03/01/2006Signed by Speaker
03/02/2006Signed by President
03/07/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB982ER)
03/31/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 442 (effective 3/31/06)
04/06/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0442)