Pesticide control exemptions; herbicide applications by unpaid volunteers. (HB320)

Introduced By

Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Pesticide control exemptions; herbicide applications by unpaid volunteers. Exempts from the provisions of state pesticide laws and regulations any unpaid volunteer who uses any nonrestricted herbicide with the express authorization of a local political subdivision for the sole purpose of controlling invasive plants or noxious weeds on properties owned by such local political subdivision. The bill provides that such unpaid volunteer shall use such herbicide under the direct supervision of a certified commercial applicator and the local political subdivision shall provide instruction by a certified commercial applicator to the unpaid volunteer prior to application on (i) the risks associated with the herbicide utilized, (ii) the proper use of equipment used to apply the herbicide, (iii) the proper use of personal protective equipment, (iv) other information to prevent an unreasonable adverse effect on the environment, and (v) any other information relevant to the specific herbicide utilized. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104585D
01/05/2024Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2024Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/17/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB320)
01/17/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/17/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 2-N)
01/31/2024House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2024Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment(s) (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2024Read first time
02/05/2024Read second time
02/05/2024Committee amendments agreed to
02/05/2024Engrossed by House as amended HB320E
02/05/2024Printed as engrossed 24104585D-E
02/06/2024Read third time and passed House (74-Y 25-N)
02/06/2024VOTE: Passage (74-Y 25-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB320E)
02/07/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2024Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/20/2024Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Read third time
02/23/2024Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB320ER)
02/28/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB320ER)
02/28/2024Signed by Speaker
03/02/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 720 (effective 7/1/24)

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