Virginia Agriculture Food Assistance Program and Fund; established and created. (HB2203)

Introduced By

Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station) with support from co-patron Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Agriculture Food Assistance Program and Fund; established. Requires the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services (the Commissioner) to establish the Virginia Agriculture Food Assistance Program (VAFA Program) for Virginia farmers and food producers to donate, sell, or otherwise provide agriculture products to charitable food assistance organizations. The bill also creates the Virginia Agriculture Food Assistance Fund to disburse moneys to such charitable food assistance organizations to reimburse farmers or food producers for any costs associated with harvesting, processing, packaging, or transporting agriculture products donated to such charitable food assistance organizations. The bill authorizes the Commissioner to adopt guidelines and regulations to carry out the VAFA Program. Read the Bill »

Status

01/20/2021: In Subcommittee

History

DateAction
01/13/2021Committee
01/13/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102121D
01/13/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2021Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2203)
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 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/20/2021Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources

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