2010 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Introduced)

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Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Item 89

Item 89

First Year - FY2011Second Year - FY2012
Food Safety and Security (55400)$5,718,085$4,871,394
Regulation of Food Establishments and Processors (55401)FY2011 $2,841,751FY2012 $2,841,751
Regulation of Meat Products (55402)FY2011 $1,926,535FY2012 $1,079,844
Regulation of Milk and Dairy Industry (55403)FY2011 $949,799FY2012 $949,799
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2011 $4,099,176FY2012 $3,252,485
SpecialFY2011 $585,570FY2012 $585,570
Federal TrustFY2011 $1,033,339FY2012 $1,033,339

Authority: Title 3.2, Chapters 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, and 60, Code of Virginia.

A. Each establishment under the authority of the Regulation of Meat Products that is requesting overtime or holiday inspection shall pay that part of the actual cost of the inspection services.

B. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services shall work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop a cooperative meat and poultry plant inspection program that includes transferring responsibility for those plants operating under the provisions of the Talmadge-Aiken program to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, effective July 1, 2010.  The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will maintain the inspection program for those facilities classified as “state” and “custom exempt”; however, the department is authorized to negotiate with the federal program for inspection of those facilities where it is geographically appropriate.  The appropriation in this Item includes funding and positions for the operation of the state program and reflects savings as a result of the transfer.

C. The Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services is authorized to collect an annual inspection fee, not to exceed $40, to be collected from all establishments that are subject to inspection pursuant to Chapter 51 of Title 3.2 of the Code of Virginia. However, any such establishment that is subject to any permit fee, application fee, inspection fee, risk assessment fee, or similar fee imposed by any locality shall be subject to this annual inspection fee only to the extent that the annual inspection fee and the locally-imposed fee, when combined, do not exceed $40. This fee structure shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry. Any food bank, second harvest certified food bank, food bank member charity, or other food related activity which is exempt from taxation under 26 U.S.C. § 501 (c) (3), which maintains a food handling or storage facility, or any food-related program operated by any Community Services Board, as defined in Title 37.2, Chapter 5, Code of Virginia, shall be exempt from this inspection fee.