Food and drink permit; Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to issue. (HB2275)

Introduced By

Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Food and drink permit requirements; regulations. Directs the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services (the Commissioner), after conducting the required inspection, to issue a permit for the operation of any food manufacturer, food storage warehouse, or retail food establishment. The bill prohibits the operation of such manufacturer, warehouse, or establishment without a permit unless the inspection finds no significant health hazard and the business is awaiting receipt of its permit, which shall be processed within 30 days of the inspection. The bill authorizes the Commissioner to deny, suspend, or revoke such permit for certain violations and authorizes the Commissioner to suspend such permit and seek an expedited informal fact-finding proceeding if conditions exist that present a significant and immediate public health hazard. The bill requires the Commissioner to issue a permit to any manufacturer, warehouse, or establishment that is legally operating on July 1, 2021, and has satisfactorily completed its most recent inspection. The bill also authorizes the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to adopt regulations to administer the permitting process and directs the Commissioner to develop a written appeal process for use when a permit is suspended. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2021Presented and ordered printed 21102109D
01/14/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/22/2021Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2275)
01/27/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)
01/27/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2021Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2021Committee substitute printed 21103877D-H1
01/28/2021Read first time
01/29/2021Read second time
01/29/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103877D-H1
01/29/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2275H1
02/01/2021Read third time and passed House (78-Y 21-N)
02/01/2021VOTE: Passage (78-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2275H1)
02/02/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2021Referred 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)
02/16/2021Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Defeated by Senate (18-Y 19-N)
02/19/2021Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by Senate (35-Y 0-N)
02/19/2021Passed by for the day
02/22/2021Read third time
02/22/2021Passed by temporarily
02/22/2021Passed Senate (20-Y 19-N)
02/22/2021Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Defeated by Senate (18-Y 21-N)