Virginia Agriculture Food Assistance Program and Fund; established and created. (SB1188)

Introduced By

Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian)

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

01/10/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee

History

DateAction
01/10/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102764D
01/10/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources committee on 01/19/2021. It meets on Thursday, 1/2 hour after adjournment—Senate Room B.

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