Governor's Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund; established, report. (HB766)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave) with support from co-patrons Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), and Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Development Fund.  Creates the Governor's Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund. The bill establishes an economic development grant program targeted specifically at agricultural and forestry operations. Grants will be awarded to support localities' efforts to attract value-added or processing facilities using Virginia-grown products. Under the program, localities will apply for grants after having established a relationship with a new or expanding business. Amends § 3.2-303, § 3.2-309, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 01/11/2012 Committee
  • 01/11/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103771D
  • 01/11/2012 Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
  • 01/23/2012 Impact statement from DPB (HB766)
  • 01/25/2012 Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/25/2012 Referred to Committee on Appropriations
  • 01/26/2012 Assigned App. sub: Economic Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • 02/02/2012 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
  • 02/08/2012 Reported from Appropriations with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/10/2012 Read first time
  • 02/13/2012 Read second time
  • 02/13/2012 Committee amendments agreed to
  • 02/13/2012 Engrossed by House as amended HB766E
  • 02/13/2012 Printed as engrossed 12103771D-E
  • 02/14/2012 Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
  • 02/14/2012 VOTE: PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/15/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/15/2012 Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
  • 02/16/2012 Impact statement from DPB (HB766E)
  • 03/01/2012 Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/05/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/06/2012 Read third time
  • 03/06/2012 Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/09/2012 Enrolled
  • 03/09/2012 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB766ER)
  • 03/09/2012 Impact statement from DPB (HB766ER)
  • 03/09/2012 Signed by Speaker
  • 03/10/2012 Signed by President
  • 04/05/2012 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 622 (effective 7/1/12)
  • 04/05/2012 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0622)


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.


This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB128.