2012 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB1301 (Chapter 3)

Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Item 98

Item 98

First Year - FY2013Second Year - FY2014
Food Safety and Security (55400)$7,005,257$6,906,837
Regulation of Food Establishments and Processors (55401)FY2013 $2,776,246FY2014 $2,776,246
Regulation of Meat Products (55402)FY2013 $3,192,501FY2014 $3,192,501
Regulation of Milk and Dairy Industry (55403)FY2013 $1,036,510FY2014 $1,036,510
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2013 $4,322,940FY2014 $4,224,520
SpecialFY2013 $589,353FY2014 $589,353
Federal TrustFY2013 $2,092,964FY2014 $2,092,964

 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 Commissioner, Department 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.  Also, a producer of fruits and herbs that are dried, without the addition of any other ingredients, and sold only at a local farmers' market shall be exempt from the fee.