Halal and kosher food; regulation of sale, penalty. (SB349)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patron Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Labeling of foods as kosher or halal; penalty.  Prohibits the willful selling of food or food product labeled or displayed for sale representing the food or food product as kosher or halal without indicating the authority for such designation or providing a toll-free number or website to access the information. Violation of this section is a Class 3 misdemeanor. The bill also repeals the section regulating the sale of kosher meat and meat preparations in accordance with orthodox Hebrew religious requirements. Read the Bill »


03/31/2006: signed by governor


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063809744
01/25/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
01/25/2006Rereferred to Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/30/2006Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite SB349"
01/30/2006Committee substitute printed 069030744-S1
01/31/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N)
01/31/2006VOTE: (36-Y 0-N)
02/01/2006Read second time
02/01/2006Reading of amendment waived
02/01/2006Committee amendment rejected
02/01/2006Reading of substitute waived
02/01/2006Committee substitute agreed to 069030744-S1
02/01/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB349S1
02/02/2006Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/2006Communicated to House
02/14/2006Placed on Calendar
02/14/2006Read first time
02/14/2006Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/22/2006Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (2SB349"
02/24/2006Read third time
02/24/2006Committee substitute agreed to 069040744-H1
02/24/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB349H1
02/24/2006Passed House with substitute (96-Y 2-N)
02/24/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 2-N)
02/28/2006House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/28/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB349ER)
03/06/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB349ER)
03/07/2006Signed by Speaker
03/08/2006Signed by President
03/31/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 485 (effective 7/1/06)
04/06/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0485)