Burn ban; exception for frost or freeze protection of orchard or vineyard. (HB1793)

Introduced By

Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Burn ban; exception for freeze protection of orchard or vineyard. Adds an exception to the ban on fires from February 15 through April 30 of each year for a prescribed burn for the prevention of damage to orchards or vineyards by frost or freezing temperatures. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103561D
01/09/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/12/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1793)
01/12/2017Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/23/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 0-N)
01/25/2017Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2017Read first time
01/27/2017Read second time
01/27/2017Committee amendments agreed to
01/27/2017Engrossed by House as amended HB1793E
01/27/2017Printed as engrossed 17103561D-E
01/30/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1793E)
01/30/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/30/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/02/2017Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2017Read third time
02/07/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1793ER)
02/08/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1793ER)
02/08/2017Signed by Speaker
02/08/2017Signed by President
02/09/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/9/17
02/09/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 16, 2017
02/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 6 (effective 7/1/17)
02/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0006)