Forestry, Department of; use of methyl bromide gas fumigation. (HB239)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Fumigation by Department of Forestry.  Directs the Department of Forestry's forest tree nurseries to continue to use methyl bromide gas fumigation in their pre-seeding land preparation under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's listed usage exemption QPS (Quarantine & Pre-Shipment). The bill also authorizes the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to issue a phytosanitary certificate or a permit verifying that shipments of conifers and hardwood seedlings are free of pests and diseases. Amends § 10.1-1114, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100847D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/19/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB239)
01/23/2012Assigned ACNRsub: Chesapeake
02/02/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
02/08/2012Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2012Committee substitute printed 12104597D-H1
02/09/2012Read first time
02/10/2012Read second time
02/10/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104597D-H1
02/10/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB239H1
02/13/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB239H1)
02/13/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/13/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2012Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
03/01/2012Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2012Read third time
03/06/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB239ER)
03/09/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB239ER)
03/09/2012Signed by Speaker
03/10/2012Signed by President
04/05/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 621 (effective 7/1/12)
04/05/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0621)


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 2 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB126.