Cattle Industry Board; assessment from sale of cattle. (SB374)

Introduced By

Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Cattle Industry Board; assessment from sale of cattle. Renames the Beef Industry Council as the Cattle Industry Board (the Board) and renames the Virginia Beef Industry Fund as the Virginia Cattle Industry Fund (the Fund). The bill simplifies the definition of the term "cattle" and reduces the size of the Board from 15 to 11 members. Beginning in 2019 and ending in 2023, the bill increases the amount of the assessment from the sale of cattle, currently at $0.25 per head, to $0.50 per head, with the assessment to be deposited in the Fund to support Board activities. The bill allows producers who are dissatisfied with the assessment and the Board's use of it to receive a refund and prohibits the Department of Taxation from collecting assessments that were unpaid or uncollected prior to July 1, 2018. Finally, the bill staggers the terms of the initial members appointed to the Board and distinguishes the assessment-supported Fund from the National Beef Checkoff. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102242D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/11/2018Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (11-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/11/2018Committee substitute printed 18104927D-S1
01/11/2018Rereferred to Finance
01/18/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB374S1)
01/23/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB374S1)
01/24/2018Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2018Read second time
01/26/2018Reading of substitute waived
01/26/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18104927D-S1
01/26/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB374S1
01/29/2018Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Placed on Calendar
01/31/2018Read first time
01/31/2018Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/16/2018Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee #1
02/19/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
02/21/2018Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Committee substitute printed 18107499D-H1
02/23/2018Read second time
02/26/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB374H1)
02/26/2018Read third time
02/26/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107499D-H1
02/26/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB374H1
02/26/2018Passed House with substitute (95-Y 1-N)
02/26/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Title replaced 18107499D-H1
03/01/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB374ER)
03/01/2018Signed by Speaker
03/03/2018Signed by President
03/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB374ER)
03/07/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 7, 2018
03/07/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/23/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 469 (effective 7/1/18)
03/23/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0469)


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 2 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1348.