Fertilizer and deicing agents; requires certain localities to regulate sale and application. (HB2348)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Fertilizer and deicing agents; regulation of application; penalty.  Requires certain localities to regulate the sale and application of fertilizers and deicing agents. In those localities, effective January 1, 2014, fertilizer shall not (i) contain phosphorus, (ii) be applied during winter months, or (iii) be applied on impervious surfaces. The restrictions do not apply to newly established turf or lawn areas during their first growing season, turf or lawn areas where recent soil tests confirm the need for phosphorus, or gardens or to the application of compost. The sale of any deicing agent containing urea or other forms of nitrogen or phosphorus is also prohibited. A locality may impose a civil penalty not to exceed $250 per violation per day, not to exceed a total of $2,000 per year. Read the Bill »


02/02/2011: Merged into HB1831


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102770D
01/12/2011Referred 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 incorporating (HB1831-Scott, E.T.)
02/02/2011Incorporated by Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (HB1831-Scott, E.T.)