Food and dairy products; sampling of seized products. (SB1115)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Seizure of food and dairy products; sampling. Allows but does not require the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to sample goods that have been seized because they are believed to violate the law; current law makes such sampling mandatory. If the Commissioner determines that a sample requires laboratory analysis, the bill requires that the sample be forwarded to the Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services of the Department of General Services (the Division) to be turned over to a qualified analyst. The bill provides that a certification of the results of the analysis by a qualified analyst employed by the Division shall constitute prima facie evidence of the facts certified to. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101365D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/15/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1115)
01/15/2015Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2015Read second time and engrossed
01/21/2015Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Placed on Calendar
01/30/2015Read first time
01/30/2015Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/11/2015Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2015Read second time
02/13/2015Read third time
02/13/2015Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/13/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1115ER)
02/17/2015Signed by Speaker
02/18/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1115ER)
02/20/2015Signed by President
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/23/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/23/15
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/10/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 91 (effective 7/1/15)
03/10/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0091)