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

Introduced By

Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian) with support from co-patrons Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), and Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)

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, which must prohibit grant recipients from attributing more than 10 percent of the grant amount to administrative costs. This bill is identical to HB 2203. Read the Bill »

Status

07/25/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Appropriations 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
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1188)
01/19/2021Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/27/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2021Read second time
01/29/2021Passed by temporarily
01/29/2021Reading of amendment waived
01/29/2021Amendment by Senator Norment agreed to
01/29/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1188E
01/29/2021Printed as engrossed 21102764D-E
02/01/2021Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1188E)
02/05/2021Placed on Calendar
02/05/2021Read first time
02/05/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/10/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/10/2021Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment(s) (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/15/2021Reported from Appropriations with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Committee substitute printed 21200199D-H1
02/16/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1188H1)
02/17/2021Read second time
02/18/2021Passed by for the day
02/19/2021Passed by for the day
02/22/2021Passed by for the day
02/23/2021Read third time
02/23/2021Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources amendment rejected
02/23/2021Committee on Appropriations substitute rejected 21200199D-H1
02/23/2021Amendment by Delegate Gooditis agreed to
02/23/2021Engrossed by House as amended
02/23/2021Passed House with amendment (94-Y 4-N)
02/23/2021VOTE: Passage (94-Y 4-N)
02/23/2021Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/23/2021Passed by for the day
02/24/2021Passed by for the day
02/25/2021Read third time
02/25/2021Engrossed by House as amended
02/25/2021Passed House with amendment (93-Y 4-N)
02/25/2021VOTE: Passage (93-Y 4-N)
02/25/2021House amendment agreed to by Senate (36-Y 1-N)
02/25/2021Reconsideration of House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021House amendment agreed to by Senate (35-Y 3-N)
03/09/2021Enrolled
03/09/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1188ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/17/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1188ER)
03/24/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 333 (effective 7/1/21)
03/24/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0333)

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