2004 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Introduced)

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Item 105

Item 105

First Year - FY2003Second Year - FY2004
Regulation of Business Practices (55200)$2,048,190$2,036,656
Regulation of Dealers and Handlers of Agricultural Products (55207)FY2003 $65,568FY2004 $67,033
Weights and Measures Regulation (55212)FY2003 $1,982,622FY2004 $1,969,623
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2003 $1,867,734FY2004 $1,206,200
SpecialFY2003 $180,456FY2004 $830,456

Authority: Title 3.1, Chapters 19, 26, 35, 35.1, and 36; Title 61.1, Chapter 7, Code of Virginia.

1. Notwithstanding § 3.1–925 3.1-931, Code of Virginia, the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services shall collect a fee of $9 beginning July 1, 2003, from all entities subject to weights and measures regulation pursuant to Chapter 35 of Title 3.1 of the Code of Virginia for each device subject to inspection.

2. The department shall report to the Secretary of Commerce and Trade and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance, Agriculture, and Conservation and Natural Resources and House Appropriations, Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committees regarding (i) the status of the implementation of the weights and measures fee program; (ii) the number of devices by type subject to the fee requirement; and (iii) recommendations for the program including proposed legislation. The report shall be submitted by January 7, 2004.