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


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

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB128.