2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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Farm Winery Regulatory Review (language only)

Item 88 #1c

Item 88 #1c

Agriculture and Forestry
Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry


Page 80, after line 6, insert:

"The Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry shall convene a panel of stakeholders within and outside government to: (i) review state and local noise and traffic regulations and the marketing of Virginia wines through events and activities; (ii) consider findings of previous relevant studies on Virginia farm wineries; and (iii) develop recommendations as appropriate for how the state can better foster the viability of Virginia farm wineries.  The Secretary shall complete all meetings by November 15, 2017 and report such recommendations to the Governor and  the General Assembly no later than November 30, 2017."


(This amendment directs the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry to examine regulations related to noise, traffic, and the viability of the farm wine industry in Virginia.)