Farm businesses; local restrictions. (HB583)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave) with support from co-patron Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


  Local restrictions on farm businesses.  Provides that local restriction upon activities and events at farm businesses to market and sell their products shall be reasonable and shall take into account the economic impact on the farm business of such restriction and whether such activities and events are usual and customary for farm businesses throughout the Commonwealth. The bill further provides that no local ordinance regulating noise, other than outdoor amplified music, arising from activities and events at farm businesses shall be more restrictive than that in the general noise ordinance. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/12/2010 Committee
  • 01/12/2010 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102361D
  • 01/12/2010 Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
  • 01/20/2010 Impact statement from DPB (HB583)
  • 01/21/2010 Assigned CC & T sub: #2
  • 01/28/2010 Subcommittee recommends striking from docket
  • 02/08/2010 Stricken from docket by Counties, Cities and Towns