Chesapeake Bay crab meat; containers should include at least 51% by weight, crab taken from Bay. (HB2186)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)

Progress

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

Description

Misbranding of crab meat.  Requires that containers of crab meat that are represented as Chesapeake Bay crab meat  include at least 51 percent by weight crab meat from crab taken from the Chesapeake Bay and  meet Health Department regulatory standards for blending and repacking of crab meat. The penalty for violating the Virginia Department of Agriculture's mislabeling law is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Amends § 3.2-5123, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2011Committee
01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100814D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/18/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2186)
02/03/2011Tabled in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources