Honey houses; repeals inspection thereof. (HB1372)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave) with support from co-patrons Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Robert Hurt (R-Chatham), and Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Inspection of honey houses; repeal. Repeals the duplicative authority of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to regulate the sanitary conditions in places where honey is stored and manufactured under the beekeeping laws, because such authority is already broadly granted under Article 2, Sanitary Requirements in General, of Chapter 20 of Title 3.1. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 083206836
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/23/2008Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2008Read first time
01/25/2008Read second time and engrossed
01/28/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/28/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2008Communicated to Senate
01/29/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2008Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/18/2008Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N)
02/19/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2008Read third time
02/20/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1372ER)
02/25/2008Signed by Speaker
02/26/2008Signed by President
03/04/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 255 (effective 7/1/08)
03/04/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 257 (effective 7/1/08)
03/06/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0257)


Publius writes:

In The Virginian Federalist's continuing series, General Assembly Analysis, we took a look at HB 1372 in an article entitled General Assembly Analysis: Deregulating Honey Bees, including a statement from the bill’s Parton, Delegate Steve Landes (R-25).