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WVSB285PassRelating to modification of cottage food laws
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2019-04-16
Chapter 3, Acts, Regular Session, 2019
WVSB323PassEstablishing revenue fund and source to support Department of Agriculture's improvement to facilities
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2019-04-16
Chapter 4, Acts, Regular Session, 2019
WVSB324PassRelating to Commissioner of Agriculture employees
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2019-04-16
Chapter 5, Acts, Regular Session, 2019
WVSB344PassRelating to operation of state-owned farms
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2019-04-16
Chapter 6, Acts, Regular Session, 2019
WVSB393PassProtecting right to farm
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2019-04-16
Chapter 7, Acts, Regular Session, 2019
WVSB496PassTransferring authority to regulate milk from DHHR to Department of Agriculture
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2019-04-16
Chapter 9, Acts, Regular Session, 2019
WVSB627PassRelating generally to Rural Rehabilitation Loan Program
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2019-04-16
Chapter 10, Acts, Regular Session, 2019
WVSB657PassProviding consumer protection regarding self-propelled farm equipment
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2019-04-16
Chapter 51, Acts, Regular Session, 2019
WVHB2396PassThe purpose of this bill is to require all state-funded institutions to purchase a minimum of 20 percent of fresh produce from in-state producers.
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2019-04-11
Chapter 12, Acts, Regular Session, 2019
WVHB2359PassThe purpose of this bill is to exempt commercial motor vehicle operators employed with a farm related service industry from the commercial driver’s license requirements for a limited time period.
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2019-04-11
Chapter 173, Acts, Regular Session, 2019
WVHB2694PassThe purpose of this bill is relating to the state’s ability to regulate hemp production by submitting a plan to the Secretary of Agriculture; providing for continued production of industrial hemp without an approved plan for state regulation; provi...
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2019-04-11
Chapter 13, Acts, Regular Session, 2019
WVHB3007PassThe purpose of this bill is to authorize the Commissioner of Agriculture to require certain applicants for positions with the Department of Agriculture to submit to state and federal criminal background checks.
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2019-04-11
Chapter 14, Acts, Regular Session, 2019
WVHB3021PassThe purpose of this bill is to  require the payment of all civil penalties imposed against thoroughbred horse racing licensees or permit holders to be paid into a fund for expenses associated with the post-mortem examination of all thoroughbreds th...
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2019-04-11
Chapter 131, Acts, Regular Session, 2019
WVHB2837EngrossThe purpose of this bill is to provide a mechanism to allow licensing of advance deposit wagering.
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2019-03-06
To Senate Finance Committee
WVSB19EngrossRelating to Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
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2019-02-28
To House Finance Committee
WVSB14EngrossCreating WV Farm-to-School Grant Program
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2019-02-27
To House Finance Committee
WVSB547EngrossLimiting landowner liability for recreational use of lands
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2019-02-26
To House Judiciary Committee
WVSB383EngrossCreating WV Healthy Food Crop Block Grant Program
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2019-02-25
To House Finance Committee
WVHB2532EngrossThe purpose of this bill is to allow persons renewing their driver’s license or vehicle registration to make donations to the West Virginia 4 H foundation, the West Virginia Farm Bureau Foundation, and the West Virginia Future Farmers of America Ed...
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2019-02-23
To Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
WVSB629IntroRegulating to hemp production
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2019-02-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
WVSB611IntroTransferring Division of Forestry from Department of Commerce to Department of Agriculture
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2019-02-14
To Senate Government Organization Committee
WVHB2468IntroThe purpose of this bill is to establish a new special revenue fund and a funding source to support the Department of Agriculture’s efforts to make capital improvements to its facilities.
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2019-02-13
Tabled on 3rd reading, Special Calendar
WVHB2774IntroThe purpose of this bill is to protect the right to farm and protect agricultural operations from nuisance litigation if the facility has been in operation for more than one year.
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2019-02-13
To House Judiciary Committee
WVHB2796IntroThe purpose of this bill is to permit the Commissioner of Agriculture to contract with local laboratories to analyze samples from industrial hemp farms to ensure that the plants do not have unlawful levels of tetrahydrocannabinol.
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2019-02-13
To House Judiciary Committee
WVHB3068IntroThe purpose of this bill is to regulate sales by pet stores of dogs, cats or rabbits by requiring all such animals to be obtained from an animal control agency or shelter.
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2019-02-12
To House Judiciary Committee
WVHB2998IntroThe purpose of this bill is to make changes relating to agricultural and forest seeds, including adding definitions, adding to ,adding to label requirements and authorizing the commissioner to add a penalty to certificate of registration seed fees.
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2019-02-12
To House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee
WVHB2999IntroThe purpose of this bill is to create a Special Business and Resident Incubator Permit for Agriculture Hemp and medical cannabis seed producers for the purpose of developing a vibrant cannabis seed market in this state; prohibiting civil asset forfei...
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2019-02-12
To House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee
WVHB3059IntroThe purpose of this bill is to permit persons to begin hunting buck deer two days earlier than the regularly scheduled hunting season with purchase of special stamps. Money from the purchase of stamps would be distributed among various state agencies...
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2019-02-12
To House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee
WVHB3004IntroThe purpose of this bill is to amend the Industrial Hemp Development Act consistent with federal law, providing the Commissioner of Agriculture to issue permits for growing industrial hemp, removing the requirement for background checks for permittee...
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2019-02-12
To House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee
WVHB3033IntroThe purpose of this bill is to develop a Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Fund within the Department of Agriculture. The bill also asks that the state consider adding an additional $10 to the $20 in vouchers that eligible seniors received in ...
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2019-02-12
To House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee
WVHB2986IntroThe purpose of this bill is to require retail pet stores to complete registration forms required by the county assessor upon the sale of a dog, The bill prohibits political subdivisions from enacting any ordinance, regulation, local policy, local res...
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2019-02-11
To House Judiciary Committee
WVHB2981IntroThe purpose of this bill is to authorize the Commissioner of Agriculture to utilize other governmental entities, in addition to the State Treasurer, to service the Rural Rehabilitation Loan Program. The bill exempts the loan program from having to ut...
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2019-02-11
To House Government Organization Committee
WVHB2964IntroThe purpose of this bill is to authorize the Commissioner of Agriculture to utilize other governmental entities, in addition to the State Treasurer, to service the Rural Rehabilitation Loan Program. The bill exempts the loan program from having to ut...
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2019-02-11
To House Government Organization Committee
WVSB568IntroAuthorizing Commissioner of Agriculture to require background checks as condition of employment
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2019-02-11
To Senate Government Organization Committee
WVHB2528IntroThe purpose of this bill is to authorize the Commissioner of Agriculture to employ a general counsel and any other such personnel necessary to perform the duties of the office. This bill is recommended by the Agriculture and Rural Development Committ...
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2019-02-08
Tabled on 3rd reading, Special Calendar
WVHB2948IntroThe purpose of this bill is to create the West Virginia Agriculture Investment Fund and the West Virginia Agriculture Investment Program.
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2019-02-08
To House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee
WVHB2900IntroThe purpose of this bill is to protect the right to farm and protect agricultural operations from nuisance litigation if the facility has been in operation for more than one year.
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2019-02-07
To House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee
WVHB2869IntroThe purpose of this bill is to establish the West Virginia Healthy Food Crop Block Grant Program. The program will provide an incentive of up to $10,000 per year to eligible West Virginia farmers who commit to growing fruits and vegetables that serve...
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2019-02-06
To House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee
WVSB521IntroRequiring approved agricultural education program be offered in high schools
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2019-02-05
To Senate Education Committee
WVSB517IntroAllowing owner or lessee sell crop damage permit
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2019-02-04
To Senate Natural Resources Committee
WVSB471IntroCreating WV Farm Fresh Raw Milk Act
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2019-01-30
To Senate Agriculture and Rural Development Committee
WVHB2624IntroThe purpose of this bill is to authorize the Commissioner of Agriculture to employ a general counsel and any other such personnel necessary to perform the duties of the office.
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2019-01-24
To House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee
WVHB2643IntroThe purpose of this bill is to enact the West Virginia Farm Fresh Raw Milk Act. The bill authorizes the production and sale of raw milk by milk producers, requires producers to use best sanitary milking and milk handling practices, and establishes sa...
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2019-01-24
To House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee
WVHB2644IntroThe purpose of this bill is to allow an owner of Japanese quail (Coturnix Quail and Button Quail) to keep them as pets without having to obtain a license for a private game farm.
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2019-01-24
To House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee
WVSB406IntroRelating to collection of taxes on estate or property in receivership
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2019-01-23
To Senate Finance Committee
WVHB2564IntroRelating to modification of cottage food laws
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2019-01-21
To House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee
WVSB385IntroEstablishing and funding Department of Agriculture Capital Improvements Fund
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2019-01-21
To Senate Finance Committee
WVHB2560IntroThe purpose of this bill is to clarify that state-owned farms are managed by the commissioner of the Department of Agriculture; remove reference to farm management commission; define the term “commissioner”; remove language regarding organization...
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2019-01-21
To House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee
WVHB2475IntroThe purpose of this bill is to establish a new special revenue fund and a funding source to support the Department of Agriculture’s efforts to make capital improvements to its facilities.
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2019-01-17
To House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee
WVHB2461IntroThe purpose of this bill is to amend the statute relating to cruelty to animals. The bill provides definitions of “food”, “water”, “shelter” and “treatment”. It provides specifics for tethering an animal. The bill includes for s...
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2019-01-16
To House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee
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