Agricultural and Forestal Districts Act; creates program administrator, review of applications. (HB2078)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Agricultural and Forestal Districts Act; administration of program. Creates a program administrator designated by the local governing body to oversee the application process under the Agricultural and Forestal Districts Act. Localities are given the authority to prescribe which maps or aerial photographs shall accompany the application, and applications are to first be reviewed by the program administrator and the advisory committee before going to the local governing body. Currently, the applications are first reviewed by the local governing body before going to the planning commission and advisory committee for their recommendations. The procedure for withdrawal of land from agricultural and forestal districts is amended to mirror the procedure for creation of a district. Amends § 15.2-4302, § 15.2-4305, § 15.2-4307, § 15.2-4309, § 15.2-4310, § 15.2-4314, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 01/12/2011 Committee
  • 01/12/2011 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103975D
  • 01/12/2011 Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
  • 01/19/2011 Assigned CC & T sub: #1
  • 01/26/2011 Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
  • 01/28/2011 Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/31/2011 Read first time
  • 02/01/2011 Read second time
  • 02/01/2011 Committee amendments agreed to
  • 02/01/2011 Engrossed by House as amended HB2078E
  • 02/01/2011 Printed as engrossed 11103975D-E
  • 02/02/2011 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
  • 02/02/2011 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/03/2011 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/03/2011 Referred to Committee on Local Government
  • 02/15/2011 Reported from Local Government (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/17/2011 Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/18/2011 Read third time
  • 02/18/2011 Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/25/2011 Enrolled
  • 02/25/2011 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2078ER)
  • 02/25/2011 Signed by Speaker
  • 02/25/2011 Signed by President
  • 03/22/2011 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 344 (effective 7/1/11)
  • 03/22/2011 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0344)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1092.