Fertilizers; Board of Agriculture et al, to adopt nonagricultural application regulations. (SB135)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Application of fertilizers. Requires a commercial applicator of fertilizers to obtain a soil analysis of the property on which he is applying a fertilizer and make that analysis available to the customer at the time the bill is paid. The bill provides a civil penalty of $500 for not providing the customer with the analysis. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 083932333
01/03/2008Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/14/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB135)
02/11/2008Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2008Committee substitute printed 083981333-S1
02/12/2008Read second time
02/12/2008Reading of substitute waived
02/12/2008Committee substitute agreed to 083981333-S1
02/12/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB135S1
02/12/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Communicated to House
02/13/2008Placed on Calendar
02/13/2008Read first time
02/13/2008Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/20/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB135S1)
02/20/2008Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendments (16-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2008Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/22/2008Assigned App. sub: Economic Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources(Cox)
02/27/2008Reported from Appropriations with amendment (23-Y 0-N)
02/29/2008Read second time
03/03/2008Read third time
03/03/2008Committee amendments from ACNR rejected
03/03/2008Committee amendment from Appropriations rejected
03/03/2008Floor substitute printed 083987333-H1 (Scott, E.T.)
03/03/2008Substitute by Delegate Scott, E.T. agreed to 083987333-H1
03/03/2008Engrossed by House - floor substitute SB135H1
03/03/2008Passed House with substitute (92-Y 7-N 1-A)
03/03/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (92-Y 7-N 1-A)
03/05/2008House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/08/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB135ER)
03/08/2008Signed by Speaker
03/10/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB135ER)
03/11/2008Signed by President
03/12/2008Signed by Speaker
03/12/2008Signed by President
03/27/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 686 (effective 7/1/08)


Thomas R. Helsel writes:

This bill is absolutely unenforceable.The Dept of Ag can't enforce what it has on its plate now. As a member of the lawn care industry, I can say there are better ways to accomplish whatever control of fertilizers Mr. Stuart is attempting to get.