Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; regulation of fertilizer. (SB990)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; regulation of fertilizer. Revises the laws governing the manufacture and application of fertilizer to: (i) incorporate by reference the guidelines adopted by the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials, (ii) adopt generic precautionary labeling guidelines to prevent fertilizer runoff into the waterways, (iii) shift the permit year to begin on April 1 instead of July 1, (iv) require distributors of commercial fertilizer to submit an annual statistical report to the Commissioner regarding the amounts and localities of distributed product, (v) allow the Commissioner to issue written notices or warnings in lieu of instituting formal proceedings, (vi) authorize the Board to impose a civil penalty of up to $250 on anyone who violates a written stop sale, and (vii) allow the imposition of late fees for failing to renew a registration, license, or permit and for failing to obtain a registration, license, or permit after receiving notice of this requirement. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102216D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/21/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB990)
01/24/2011Assigned ACNR sub: Fertilizer
01/31/2011Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Read second time
02/02/2011Reading of amendment waived
02/02/2011Committee amendment agreed to
02/02/2011Engrossed by Senate as amended SB990E
02/02/2011Printed as engrossed 11102216D-E
02/03/2011Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB990E)
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/09/2011Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Committee substitute printed 11105203D-H1
02/10/2011Read second time
02/11/2011Read third time
02/11/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105203D-H1
02/11/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB990H1
02/11/2011Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/11/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB990H1)
02/15/2011House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2011Title replaced 11105203D-H1
02/18/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB990ER)
02/18/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB990ER)
02/18/2011Signed by Speaker
02/21/2011Signed by President
03/25/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 552 (effective 7/1/11)
03/25/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0552)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2057.


Mrs. Cynthia Patterson writes:

Please, vote Yes for HB2057.

Thank you for this bill.