Dairy Producer Margin Coverage Premium Assistance Program; established. (HB1750)

Introduced By

Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Dairy Producer Margin Coverage Premium Assistance Program. Directs the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to establish and administer the Dairy Producer Margin Coverage Premium Assistance Program (the Program). The bill provides that any dairy farmer that has a resource management plan or nutrient management plan and participates in the federal margin coverage program for dairy producers at the tier I level as contained in the federal Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 is eligible to participate in the Program. Under the bill, each year a Program participant will receive a refund of its annual premium payment paid into the federal program. Such reimbursement shall be provided on a first-come, first-served basis and shall be subject to availability of funds expressly appropriated for the purposes set forth in the chapter. The Commissioner shall submit an annual report no later than December 1 of each year to the House Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources and the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources assessing the effectiveness of the Program. The bill has an expiration date of July 1, 2023. This bill is identical to SB 1193. Read the Bill »


03/24/2021: signed by governor


12/09/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102311D
12/09/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1750)
01/18/2021Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/20/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/20/2021Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/20/2021Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/20/2021Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
01/29/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/2021Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Committee substitute printed 21103881D-H1
02/01/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Read second time
02/02/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103881D-H1
02/02/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1750H1
02/03/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1750H1)
02/03/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/03/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/03/2021Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/03/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage #2 (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/16/2021Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/22/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 0-N)
02/24/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021Read third time
02/25/2021Reading of amendment waived
02/25/2021Committee amendment agreed to
02/25/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/25/2021Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021Placed on Calendar
02/25/2021Passed by temporarily
02/25/2021Senate amendment agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021VOTE: Adoption (97-Y 0-N)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1750ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/17/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1750ER)
03/24/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 330 (effective 7/1/21)
03/24/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0330)