Crops; requires Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to establish support program. (SB1407)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Crop incentive programs. Requires the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to develop a program to provide grants to (i) encourage the production of switch grass, (ii) assist in the development and initial marketing of farm wineries, and (iii) promote shellfish aquaculture within the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Read the Bill »


03/23/2007: signed by governor


01/19/2007Presented and ordered printed 076567732
01/19/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/05/2007Committee substitute printed 072581732-S1
02/06/2007Read second time
02/06/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2007Committee substitute agreed to 072581732-S1
02/06/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1407S1
02/06/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Communicated to House
02/08/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1407S1)
02/08/2007Placed on Calendar
02/08/2007Read first time
02/08/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/15/2007Read second time
02/16/2007Passed by for the day
02/19/2007Passed by for the day
02/20/2007Read third time
02/20/2007Amendments by Delegate Wittman agreed to
02/20/2007Engrossed by House as amended
02/20/2007Passed House with amendments (96-Y 3-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1407ER)
03/08/2007Signed by Speaker
03/11/2007Signed by President
03/14/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1407ER)
03/23/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 806 (effective 7/1/07)
04/10/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0806)