Charitable organizations; those engaged in food distribution to needy are exempt from regulations. (SB806)

Introduced By

Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Donations of food to charitable causes; exception to food service regulations. Provides an exception for charitable organizations that engage in food distribution to the needy from both state and local regulations that require commercial-grade kitchens and equipment. Includes non-profit homeless shelters and any volunteer who prepares food for such organizations under the definition of "charitable organizations" for purposes of this exception. This bill will take effect at the time of its passage due to the nature of its subject. Read the Bill »


03/19/2007: signed by governor


01/03/2007Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/10/07 071709796
01/03/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/12/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB806)
01/15/2007Committee substitute printed 072560796-S1
01/15/2007Rereferred to Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/19/2007Committee substitute printed 071725796-S2
01/19/2007Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB806S1)
01/22/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB806S2)
01/22/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/23/2007Read second time
01/23/2007Committee substitute rejected 072560796-S1
01/23/2007Reading of substitute waived
01/23/2007Committee substitute agreed to 071725796-S2
01/23/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB806S2
01/24/2007Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
01/24/2007Communicated to House
02/05/2007Placed on Calendar
02/05/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/06/2007Assigned GL sub: #4 Prof./Occup./Admin. (Cosgrove)
02/15/2007Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2007Read second time
02/20/2007Read third time
02/20/2007Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB806ER)
03/07/2007Signed by Speaker
03/08/2007Signed by President
03/14/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB806ER)
03/19/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 545 (effective 3/19/07)
04/03/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0545)