Virginia Food Access Investment Program and Fund; established and created, report. (HB1509)

Introduced By

Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), and Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Food Access Investment Program and Fund. Creates the Virginia Food Access Investment Program and Fund to provide funding for the construction, rehabilitation, equipment upgrades, or expansion of grocery stores, small food retailers, and innovative food retail projects, defined in the bill, in underserved communities. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105227D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/2020Referred from General Laws
01/16/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/17/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/29/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1509)
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (19-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2020Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
02/07/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
02/07/2020Reported from Appropriations (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (84-Y 13-N 1-A)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (84-Y 13-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/25/2020Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
03/02/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Committee substitute printed 20109410D-S1
03/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1509S1)
03/05/2020Read third time
03/05/2020Reading of substitute waived
03/05/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20109410D-S1
03/05/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1509S1
03/05/2020Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Passed by temporarily
03/05/2020Senate substitute rejected by House 20109410D-S1 (0-Y 95-N)
03/05/2020VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 95-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Senate receded from substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Reconsidered receding from substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Senate insisted on substitute (39-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: McQuinn, Aird, Fowler
03/05/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
03/05/2020Senators: McClellan, Favola, Pillion
03/07/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/07/2020Conference substitute printed 20109942D-H1
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by House (80-Y 17-N 1-A)
03/07/2020VOTE: Adoption (80-Y 17-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/08/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1509H1)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1509ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/26/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1509ER)
04/09/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 956 (effective 7/1/20)
04/09/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0956)