Local Food and Farming Infrastructure Fund and Grant Program; established. (HB1034)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local Food and Farming Infrastructure Fund; Grant Program; political subdivisions. Establishes the Local Food and Farming Infrastructure Fund and directs the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to establish a Local Food and Farming Infrastructure Grant Program for infrastructure development projects that support local food production and sustainable farming. The bill directs the Department to award grants to political subdivisions for projects that include the establishment or maintenance of farmers markets; businesses or organizations that manage the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of food products primarily from local and regional producers; and primarily locally owned processing facilities. Any political subdivision that is awarded a grant is required to oversee the spending of the grant and provide an annual report and a final report to the Department. The bill provides parameters for the payment of the grant amount to each political subdivision and establishes requirements for verification of compliance with award criteria by such political subdivision. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100529D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/14/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/15/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
01/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1034)
01/29/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2020Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
01/29/2020Committee substitute printed 20106200D-H1
02/05/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/05/2020Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1034H1)
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106200D-H1
02/07/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1034H1
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House (84-Y 15-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Passage (84-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/25/2020Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
03/02/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Read third time
03/05/2020Reading of amendment waived
03/05/2020Committee amendment agreed to
03/05/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/05/2020Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Senate amendment rejected by House (0-Y 98-N)
03/05/2020VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 98-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Senate insisted on amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Senate requested conference committee
03/05/2020House acceded to request
03/05/2020Conferees appointed by House
03/05/2020Delegates: Rasoul, Cole, J.G., Bloxom
03/05/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
03/05/2020Senators: Favola, Morrissey, Suetterlein
03/07/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by House (79-Y 15-N)
03/07/2020VOTE: Adoption (79-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2020Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2020Passed by for the day
03/12/2020No further action taken
03/12/2020Failed to pass in Senate


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