Pesticide Control Act; clarifies process to assess penalty for violation. (SB348)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Pesticide Control Act; civil penalties; process. Clarifies the process by which the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services assesses a penalty for a violation of the Virginia Pesticide Control Act (VPCA), aligning the provisions of VPCA with those of the Administrative Process Act (APA). The bill provides that a notice of an alleged violation does not constitute a case decision under the APA and gives the recipient of such notice 30 days to provide additional relevant facts. The bill preserves the recipient's rights to an informal fact-finding conference, an appeal of a final order, and other aspects of due process found in current law. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100448D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/21/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB348)
01/21/2016Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2016Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2016Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Placed on Calendar
02/03/2016Read first time
02/03/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/08/2016Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
02/22/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/24/2016Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Read second time
02/26/2016Read third time
02/26/2016Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/26/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB348ER)
02/29/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB348ER)
02/29/2016Signed by Speaker
03/03/2016Signed by President
03/04/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/4/16
03/04/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 11, 2016
03/07/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 320 (effective 7/1/16)