Noxious weeds; amends definition to exclude plants that are commercially significant. (HB491)

Introduced By

Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Noxious weeds. Amends the definition of "noxious weeds" to exclude plants that are commercially significant, directs the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services (the Board) to implement a phase out period when a new plant is listed as a noxious weed, directs the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to provide signs to nurseries and retail plant outlets listing invasive plants sold in the Commonwealth, and authorizes the Board to adopt regulations for permits required to move noxious weeds, or a part thereof, into or within the Commonwealth. The bill also directs the Department of Conservation and Recreation to update its invasive species list by January 1, 2024, and every four years thereafter. Read the Bill »

Status

01/11/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22104153D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/19/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB491)

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