Virginia Pollinator Protection Strategy; DACS to develop and maintain, report. (SB356)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Pollinator Protection Strategy. Directs the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to develop and maintain a pollinator protection strategy (the Strategy) to promote the health of and mitigate the risks to pollinator species, including honeybees. The Strategy shall include a protection plan for managed pollinators that provides voluntary best management practices and supports efforts to reduce exposure, increase habitat, and take other steps to protect pollinators. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102896D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/21/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB356)
01/21/2016Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2016Committee substitute printed 16104244D-S1
01/25/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2016Read second time
01/26/2016Reading of substitute waived
01/26/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16104244D-S1
01/26/2016Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB356S1
01/27/2016Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB356S1)
02/03/2016Placed on Calendar
02/03/2016Read first time
02/03/2016Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/10/2016Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Read second time
02/12/2016Read third time
02/12/2016Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/12/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB356ER)
02/15/2016Signed by President
02/15/2016Signed by Speaker
02/16/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/16/16
02/16/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 23, 2016
02/16/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB356ER)
02/23/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 11 (effective 7/1/16)
02/23/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0011)