Farmers market food and beverage products; sales considered essential during state of emergency. (HB2302)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Wyatt (R-Mechanicsville) with support from 11 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen), Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale), Del. Wendell Walker (R-Lynchburg), Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan), Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall), Del. Bill Wiley (R-Winchester), Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Farmers markets treated as grocery stores during state of emergency. Provides that farmers markets shall be treated the same as grocery stores if such stores are allowed to remain open as essential businesses during a state of emergency declared by the Governor. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/18/2021Presented and ordered printed 21103106D
01/18/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/28/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2302)
02/03/2021Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (15-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Read first time
02/04/2021Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2021Read third time and passed House (74-Y 26-N)
02/05/2021VOTE: Passage (74-Y 26-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2021Referred 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 21200290D-S1
02/18/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2302S1)
02/19/2021Read third time
02/19/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/19/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200290D-S1
02/19/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2302S1
02/19/2021Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/2021Placed on Calendar
02/23/2021Senate substitute agreed to by House 21200290D-S1 (65-Y 29-N)
02/23/2021VOTE: Adoption (65-Y 29-N)
02/25/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2302ER)
02/25/2021Signed by President
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
03/01/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2302ER)
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 198 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0198)