Farm wineries; establishes criteria for local regulation thereof. (HB2493)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Farm wineries. Establishes criteria for the local regulation of farm wineries, including provisions prohibiting localities from requiring that a special exception or special use permit be obtained for the processing, production, harvesting of fruit and other agricultural products, and manufacturing and production of wine by licensed farm wineries. Other provisions relate to farm winery activities, noise, and outdoor events. Read the Bill »


03/20/2007: signed by governor


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 071137204
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/22/2007Assigned CC & T sub: #2 (Dudley)
02/02/2007Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2007Committee substitute printed 071171204-H1
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Read second time
02/05/2007Committee substitute agreed to 071171204-H1
02/05/2007Pending question ordered
02/05/2007Amendment # 1 by Delegate Albo agreed to
02/05/2007Amendment # 2 by Delegate Albo rejected
02/05/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB2493EH1
02/05/2007Printed as engrossed 071171204-EH1
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House (94-Y 3-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Communicated to Senate
02/07/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2007Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/14/2007Committee substitute printed 071178732-S1
02/15/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N)
02/15/2007VOTE: (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2007Read third time
02/16/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/16/2007Committee substitute agreed to 071178732-S1
02/16/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2493S1
02/16/2007Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N)
02/16/2007VOTE: (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2007Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/16/2007Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/16/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2007Placed on Calendar
02/20/2007Senate substitute agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2493ER)
03/01/2007Signed by Speaker
03/04/2007Signed by President
03/20/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 657 (effective 7/1/07)
04/05/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0657)