Farm wineries; establishes criteria for local regulation thereof. (SB1205)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Zoning; licensed farm wineries; local regulation of certain activities. Allows localities to regulate certain activities conducted at a licensed Virginia farm winery, limited to the hours of the activities, signage, emergency services requirements, traffic, safety, guest management, noise management, and sanitation as applicable. The bill provides that noise shall not be prohibited but may be regulated in a manner that is no more restrictive than for similar activities. The bill also enumerates activities that cannot be regulated by localities. The bill is the recommendation of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry pursuant to the study of this issue as required by 2006 legislation. Read the Bill »


03/20/2007: signed by governor


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 079077732
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/31/2007Committee substitute printed 071167732-S1
02/01/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/01/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2007Read second time
02/02/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2007Committee substitute agreed to 071167732-S1
02/02/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1205S1
02/05/2007Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/05/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2007Communicated to House
02/06/2007Placed on Calendar
02/06/2007Read first time
02/06/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/07/2007Assigned GL sub: #3 ABC/Gaming (Gear)
02/14/2007Read second time
02/15/2007Read third time
02/15/2007Committee amendment agreed to
02/15/2007Passed by for the day
02/16/2007Read third time
02/16/2007Engrossed by House as amended
02/16/2007Passed House with amendment (97-Y 1-N)
02/20/2007House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1205ER)
03/07/2007Signed by Speaker
03/08/2007Signed by President
03/20/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 611 (effective 7/1/07)
04/03/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0611)