HJ170: Constitutional amendment; right to acquire farm-produced food (first reference).

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 170

Offered January 16, 2014
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Virginia by adding in Article I a section numbered 16-A, relating to the right to acquire farm-produced food.
Patron-- Cline

Committee Referral Pending

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, a majority of the members elected to each house agreeing, That the following amendment to the Constitution of Virginia be, and the same hereby is, proposed and referred to the General Assembly at its first regular session held after the next general election of members of the House of Delegates for its concurrence in conformity with the provisions of Section 1 of Article XII of the Constitution of Virginia, namely:

Amend the Constitution of Virginia by adding in Article I a section numbered 16-A as follows:

ARTICLE I
BILL OF RIGHTS

Section 16-A. Right to acquire farm-produced food.

That the people shall have a right to acquire, for their own consumption, farm-produced food directly off the farm from the farmer who produced it, subject only to such reasonable regulations and restrictions as the General Assembly may authorize by general law.