Food donations; labeling, liability. (HB1249)

Introduced By

Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Jackie Glass (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Food donations; labeling; liability. Exempts individuals and entities that donate food and charitable organizations that accept food donations from criminal and civil liability for donating or receiving food past its best-by date or other non-safety labels so long as all parties are informed. The bill provides that immunity from liability shall not apply in instances of gross negligence or intentional misconduct. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/20/2022Presented and ordered printed 22104344D
01/20/2022Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/31/2022Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/31/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1249)
02/02/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/02/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (10-Y 0-N)
02/09/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/09/2022Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Committee substitute printed 22106365D-H1
02/11/2022Read first time
02/14/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106365D-H1
02/14/2022Amendments by Delegate Davis agreed to
02/14/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB1249EH1
02/14/2022Printed as engrossed 22106365D-EH1
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/17/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1249EH1)
03/01/2022Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Read third time
03/04/2022Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1249ER)
03/09/2022Signed by Speaker
03/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1249ER)
03/10/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 633 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0633)

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