Center for Rural Virginia; expansion and promotion of agricultural opportunities, report. (SB347)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon) with support from co-patron Sen. Robert Hurt (R-Chatham)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

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 »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103722D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/01/2010Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2010Committee substitute printed 10104784D-S1
02/02/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Read second time
02/03/2010Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104784D-S1
02/03/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB347S1
02/04/2010Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Placed on Calendar
02/16/2010Read first time
02/16/2010Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/24/2010Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2010Read second time
02/26/2010Read third time
02/26/2010Committee amendment agreed to
02/26/2010Engrossed by House as amended
02/26/2010Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/26/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2010House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Enrolled
03/10/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB347ER)
03/10/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB347ER)
03/10/2010Signed by Speaker
03/12/2010Signed by President
04/13/2010Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/20/2010Placed on Calendar
04/21/2010Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010House concurred in Governor's recommendation (94-Y 1-N)
04/21/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (94-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/21/2010Reenrolled
04/21/2010Reenrolled bill text (SB347ER2)
04/21/2010Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/21/2010Signed by President as reenrolled
04/21/2010Enacted, Chapter 797 (effective 7/1/10)
04/21/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0797)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB582.