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Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Rules and Regulations for the Enforcement of the Virginia Commission Merchant Law [2 VAC 5 ‑ 350]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description A regulation that specifies certain requirements for tobacco auction market operators licensed under the Commission Merchants Law. The regulation: (1) establishes record keeping requirements; (2) prescribes accountability for tickets and tobacco sales bills; (3) identifies permitted alterations to tickets and tobacco sales bills and to require signatures of persons authorized to make alterations; (4) prescribes disposition of rejected sales by farmers or buyers; and (5) clarifies the role of the licensee when acting on behalf of the farmer.
State Authority Section 3.2-109 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
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 reduction or elimination of the instances of inaccurate accounting of agricultural products sold by auction market operators licensed as commission merchants.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Gary Milton  / Program Manager, Office of Weights and Measures
Address: P. O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-1274    FAX: (804)786-1571    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Changing Title 3.1 references to Title 3.2 as a result of the recodification of Title 3.1
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/04/2009.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
1/4/2021 Agency Completed Retain As Is
10/30/2015 Agency Completed Retain As Is
6/29/2011 Agency Completed Retain As Is
9/12/2001 Agency Completed Retain As Is