|A regulation that establishes operating practices for dealers of agricultural products. The regulation requires (1) dealers of agricultural products to issue receipts to producers; (2) contracts between dealers of agricultural products and producers be filed with the Commissioner; and (3) dealers of agricultural products to be bonded.
|Section 3.2-109 of the Code of Virginia
|Exempt from APA
|No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
|Text of Regulation
|Link to Virginia Administrative Code
|Goals of Regulation
1. The protection of the public's health, safety, and welfare with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.
2. The establishment of time frames under which both dealers and producers must act to receive protection under the Law. The law protects the producer by allowing him to make a claim against the dealer’s bond for nonpayment and protects the dealer by requiring that the producer make a claim within five days of discovering the dealers failure to pay or properly account for produce.
3. The clarification of the function of the license to operate as a dealer in agricultural products by declaring, at the time of applying for the license, the conditions under which the dealer intends to operate, and the license issued shall be limited to the conditions declared.
|Name / Title:
|David Gianino / Program Manager, Office of Plant Industry Services
P. O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
|(804)786-3515 FAX: (804)371-7793 TDD: (800)828-1120