Beehive grant program; DACS and Consumer Services to cease reviewing applications for funding. (HB1152)

Introduced By

Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg) with support from co-patron Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Beehive Grant Fund; basic beehive units. Provides that any individual registered as a beekeeper with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (the Department) may apply for no more than three basic beehive units per year. The bill requires the Department to process applications for such units in the order in which it receives them and to cease accepting applications if the Beehive Grant Fund is exhausted. The bill authorizes the Department to use funds from the Beehive Grant Fund to fund the purchase, construction, or distribution of the beehive units and allows the Department to work cooperatively with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service to carry out the program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103074D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/19/2018Assigned App. sub: Commerce, Agriculture, Natural Resources & Technology
01/24/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/24/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1152)
01/29/2018Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Committee substitute printed 18105424D-H1
01/31/2018Read first time
02/01/2018Read second time
02/01/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18105424D-H1
02/01/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1152H1
02/02/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/07/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1152H1)
02/15/2018Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2018Read third time
02/20/2018Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1152ER)
02/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1152ER)
02/22/2018Signed by Speaker
02/23/2018Signed by President
02/26/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 26, 2018
02/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 5, 2018
03/05/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 192 (effective 7/1/18)
03/05/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0192)