Agricultural enterprise facilities; authorizes DACS to establish in rural areas of the Commonwealth. (HB601)

Introduced By

Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Agricultural enterprise facilities. Authorizes the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (the Department) to establish agricultural enterprise facilities in rural areas of the Commonwealth, with each facility to include a commercial kitchen, a packaging and labeling facility, and an animal slaughtering facility. The bill directs the Department to locate the facilities near small-scale rural agricultural producers and to seek to establish a facility within 50 miles of every agricultural producer in the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103270D
01/08/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2018Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/15/2018Assigned ACNRsub: Subcommittee #1
01/17/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB601)
01/22/2018Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (8-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources