Crabmeat; processors to include on label of container date was processed and packed, civil penalty. (HB2043)

Introduced By

Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News) with support from co-patrons Del. Glenn Oder (R-Newport News), and Del. Melanie Rapp (R-Yorktown)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Labeling of crabmeat. Requires the processors of hand-picked crabmeat to include on the label of the container the date the crabmeat was processed and packed. A processor that does not include this information on the label is guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 078112316
01/08/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/16/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2043)
01/25/2007Committee substitute printed 072574316-H1
01/25/2007Read first time
01/26/2007Read second time
01/26/2007Committee substitute agreed to 072574316-H1
01/26/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2043H1
01/29/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/29/2007VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2007Communicated to Senate
01/30/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/06/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2043H1)