Fumigation facilities; exempted from various state and federal regulations. (HB1625)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Qualified fumigation facilities exempted from regulations.  Exempts facilities referred to as qualified fumigation facilities from various state and federal regulations. The bill defines the types of facilities that are exempted. However, the operators of such facilities must provide written notice to the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) prior to conducting fumigation activities and are required to post signage that is visible and legible from the public right-of-way 24 hours prior to any fumigation operation and that remains in place 24 hours after the completion of any fumigation activities, stating that fumigation activities are occurring at the site. The bill also directs the Virginia Department of Health to conduct a study, which is to be completed by July 1, 2013, to determine whether emissions from these facilities present an unacceptable risk to human health and make recommendations to the General Assembly and the DEQ as to whether additional regulations are necessary to protect the public. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103411D
01/10/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/19/2011Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2011Committee substitute printed 11104207D-H1
01/20/2011Read first time
01/21/2011Read second time
01/21/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104207D-H1
01/21/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1625H1
01/24/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/24/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
01/25/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/28/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1625H1)
02/21/2011Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Committee substitute printed 11105498D-S1
02/22/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Amendment by Senator agreed to
02/23/2011Read third time
02/23/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/23/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105498D-S1
02/23/2011Reading of amendment waived
02/23/2011Amendment by Senator Northam agreed to
02/23/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB1625S1
02/23/2011Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Placed on Calendar
02/24/2011Senate substitute with amendment agreed to by House 11105498D-S1 (96-Y 0-N)
02/24/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1625ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/08/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1625ER)
03/23/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 393 (effective 7/1/11)
03/23/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0393)


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.