Fertilizer; regulation of application and labeling. (HB1831)

Introduced By

Del. Ed Scott (R-Culpeper)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Fertilizer; regulation of application and labeling.  Regulates several aspects relating to the application and use of fertilizer to lawns and turfs, including rules against applying fertilizers containing phosphorus or applying fertilizer when the ground is frozen, and the inclusion of a cautionary label on application and use. The prohibitions do not apply if: (i) the turf area is newly established or under repair; (ii) recent soil tests indicate the need for phosphorus fertilizer; (iii) the turf area is a golf course that has implemented a nutrient management plan; (iv) the area is a garden or greenhouse; or (v) the product being used is manipulated manure or yard waste compost. The bill also prohibits localities from regulating the use or application of fertilizers outside of any authority granted by the Stormwater Management Act. The Department of Conservation and Recreation is required to adopt regulations and operate a voluntary nutrient management training program to enable landowners and operators to prepare nutrient management plans for their own property. Golf course owners are specifically required to develop and implement nutrient management plans. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103440D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/18/2011Assigned ACNRsub: #2 Natural Resources
01/18/2011Assigned ACNRsub: #3 Chesapeake
01/27/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/02/2011Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Committee substitute printed 11104757D-H1
02/02/2011Incorporates HB2348
02/02/2011Incorporates HB1751
02/02/2011Incorporates HB2463
02/03/2011Read first time
02/04/2011Read second time
02/04/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104757D-H1
02/04/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1831H1
02/06/2011Passed by for the day
02/07/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/07/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/11/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1831H1)
02/14/2011Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2011Committee substitute printed 11105319D-S1
02/15/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1831S1)
02/15/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Read third time
02/16/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/16/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105319S1
02/16/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1831S1
02/16/2011Passed Senate with substitute (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Placed on Calendar
02/18/2011Senate substitute agreed to by House 11105319D-S1 (94-Y 0-N)
02/18/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1831ER)
02/24/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1831ER)
02/24/2011Signed by Speaker
02/24/2011Signed by President
02/26/2011Signed by President
03/22/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 341 (effective 7/1/11)
03/22/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0341)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB922.


Mrs. Cynthia Patterson writes:

Please, vote Yes for HB1831.

Thank you for saving the Chesapeake Bay.