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Mandate 755

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Best Management Practices for the Operation of Apiaries in order to Limit Operator Liability
Purpose of legislation
This legislation provides that a beekeeper shall not be liable for any personal injury or property damage that occurs in connection with his keeping and maintaining of bees, bee equipment, queen breeding equipment, apiaries, or appliances if he operates his apiary in a reasonable manner, in compliance with local zoning restrictions, and follows best management practices provided by regulation of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The legislation authorizes the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to adopt regulations that must include best management practices for the operation of apiaries and prescribes that the limitation of liability not take effect until such regulation is adopted.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 564 (2016)
VAC chapters to be amended Not yet determined.
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 4563: Promulgate best management practices for the operation of apiaries to limit operator liability
Latest Stage: Final
Deadline for the regulation to become effective 11/1/2016
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