Local Food and Farming Infrastructure Grant Program; established. (HB2068)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) with support from 18 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield), Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan), Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Local Food and Farming Infrastructure Grant Program. Establishes the Local Food and Farming Infrastructure Grant Program and authorizes the Governor to award grants to political subdivisions from the Governor's Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund as part of the Program. Such grants, in amounts up to $25,000, shall be awarded on a competitive basis to support infrastructure development projects that support local food production and sustainable farming. The bill directs the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry to develop guidelines for the Program that favor projects that establish or maintain 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. Read the Bill »

Status

04/21/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee

History

DateAction
01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102653D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2021Assigned 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 (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/20/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2068)
01/20/2021Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
01/22/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
01/25/2021Reported from Appropriations (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2021Read first time
01/27/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/28/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
01/28/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2021Referred 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 substitite (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Committee substitute printed 21200188D-S1
02/18/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2068S1)
02/19/2021Read third time
02/19/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/19/2021Committee substitute rejected 21200188D-S1
02/19/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/24/2021Enrolled
02/24/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2068ER)
02/24/2021Signed by President
02/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2068ER)
02/25/2021Signed by Speaker
02/26/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 26, 2021
02/26/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 185 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0185)

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