Center for Rural Virginia; expansion and promotion of agricultural opportunities. (HB582)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Agri-tourism Incentives Act; penalty. Creates the Agri-tourism Incentives Act to allow qualified farm businesses to have restaurants and provide overnight accommodations on rural or agriculturally zoned land under certain conditions. The bill would also permit a locality to provide certain tax incentives and regulatory flexibility to each qualified farm business located in the locality.

The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is tasked with administering this new program. Amends § 2.2-2723, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 01/12/2010 Committee
  • 01/12/2010 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103728D
  • 01/12/2010 Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
  • 01/20/2010 Assigned ACNRsub: #1 Agriculture
  • 01/20/2010 Impact statement from DPB (HB582)
  • 02/01/2010 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
  • 02/03/2010 Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/03/2010 Committee substitute printed 10104765D-H1
  • 02/04/2010 Read first time
  • 02/08/2010 Read second time
  • 02/08/2010 Committee substitute agreed to 10104765D-H1
  • 02/08/2010 Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB582H1
  • 02/09/2010 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
  • 02/09/2010 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/10/2010 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/10/2010 Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
  • 02/22/2010 Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/23/2010 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/24/2010 Read third time
  • 02/24/2010 Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/02/2010 Enrolled
  • 03/02/2010 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB582ER)
  • 03/02/2010 Impact statement from DPB (HB582ER)
  • 03/02/2010 Signed by Speaker
  • 03/03/2010 Signed by President
  • 04/13/2010 Governor's recommendation received by House
  • 04/20/2010 Placed on Calendar
  • 04/21/2010 House concurred in Governor's recommendation (95-Y 0-N)
  • 04/21/2010 VOTE: --- ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 04/21/2010 Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 04/21/2010 G Governor's recommendation adopted
  • 04/21/2010 Reenrolled
  • 04/21/2010 Reenrolled bill text (HB582ER2)
  • 04/21/2010 Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
  • 04/21/2010 Signed by President as reenrolled
  • 04/21/2010 Enacted, Chapter 833 (effective 7/1/10)
  • 04/21/2010 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0833)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB347.