Food and drink sanitary requirements; exception for dogs in wineries. (HB286)

Introduced By

Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville), Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Wineries; dogs allowed inside. Provides that dogs may be allowed inside or on the premises of a licensed winery or farm winery, distillery, or brewery or farm brewery, except in any area used for the manufacture of food products. Current law provides that no animal shall be permitted in any area used for the manufacture of food products, with certain exceptions for guard or guide animals. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104142D
01/03/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2018Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB286)
01/15/2018Assigned ACNRsub: Subcommittee #1
01/22/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)
01/24/2018Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2018Committee substitute printed 18105921D-H1
01/26/2018Read first time
01/29/2018Read second time
01/29/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18105921D-H1
01/29/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB286H1
01/30/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB286H1)
01/30/2018Read third time and passed House (97-Y 2-N)
01/30/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/15/2018Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2018Committee substitute printed 18107081D-S1
02/15/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/21/2018Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Read third time
02/23/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/23/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107081D-S1
02/23/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB286S1
02/23/2018Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2018Placed on Calendar
02/27/2018Senate substitute agreed to by House 18107081D-S1 (95-Y 3-N)
02/27/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB286S1)
03/01/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB286ER)
03/01/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB286ER)
03/01/2018Signed by Speaker
03/03/2018Signed by President
03/07/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 7, 2018
03/07/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018Governor's recommendation received by House
04/18/2018House concurred in Governor's recommendation (99-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to (38-Y 0-N 1-A)
04/18/2018Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/2018Reenrolled bill text (HB286ER2)
04/18/2018Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/2018Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/2018Enacted, Chapter 819 (effective 7/1/18)
04/18/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0819)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 44 seconds.