From the Virginia Independent Consumers and Farmers Association
Anti-NAIS bill, HB1990, in Virginia General Assembly
General Assembly is here. Short session-only 6 weeks-it will move like lightning!
When ALERTS go out, PLEASE ACT QUICKLY!
Anti-NAIS bill, from Del. Rob Wittman (99-R), will prohibit Virginia from participating in NAIS. (see full language of bill below)
*ACTION*–Call, email, and fax ALL members of House Ag. Committee to SUPPORT HB1990.
(The Bill will soon go to subcommittee. We will send out another alert. Be on the lookout!)
You can copy/paste the wording below into your email. (please add/change into your own words as much as you want, this is just for your convenience):
I support HB1990, introduced by Del. Rob Wittman. Please vote FOR HB1990. I oppose any government funded or managed National, or State, Animal Identification System.
Contact info for House Ag. Committee, link for bill and full text follow.
House Ag. Committee, Names and Contact info. Dist. Delegate Phone and Fax Email
37-D Bulova, David L. P: (804) 698-1037F: N/A DelDBulova (at) house.state.va.us
22-R Byron, Kathy J. P: (804) 698-1022F: (434) 582-1591 DelKByron (at) house.state.va.us
24-R Cline, Benjamin L. P: (804) 698-1024F: (434) 946-9909 DelBCline (at) house.state.va.us
66-R Cox, M. Kirkland P: (804) 698-1066F: (804) 526-3020 DelKCox (at) house.state.va.us
47-D Eisenberg, Albert C. P: (804) 698-1047F: (703) 228-7909 DelAEisenberg (at) house.state.va.us
60-R Hogan, Clarke N. P: (804) 698-1060F: (434) 575-0077 DelCHogan (at) house.state.va.us
100-D Lewis, Lynwood W., Jr. P: (804) 698-1000F: (757) 787-2456 DelLLewis (at) house.state.va.us
26-R Lohr, Matthew J. P: (804) 698-1026F: N/A DelMLohr (at) house.state.va.us
14-R Marshall, Daniel W., III P: (804) 698-1014F: (434) 792-1145 DelDMarshall (at) house.state.va.us
74-D McEachin, A. Donald P: (804) 698-1074F: N/A DelDMcEachin (at) house.state.va.us
98-R Morgan, Harvey B. P: (804) 698-1098F: (804) 694-0763 DelHMorgan (at) house.state.va.us
54-R Orrock, Robert D., Sr. P: (804) 698-1054F: (540) 898-0010 DelBOrrock (at) house.state.va.us
36-D Plum, Kenneth R. P: (804) 698-1036F: (703) 391-0865 DelKPlum (at) house.state.va.us
32-D Poisson, David E. P: (804) 698-1032F: (703) 404-3746 DelDPoisson (at) house.state.va.us
20-R Saxman, Christopher B. P: (804) 698-1020F: (540) 248-2129 DelCSaxman (at) house.state.va.us
30-R Scott, Edward T. P: (804) 698-1030F: (540) 825-6649 DelEScott (at) house.state.va.us
35-D Shannon, Stephen C. P: (804) 698-1035F: N/A DelSShannon (at) house.state.va.us
29-R Sherwood, Beverly J. P: (804) 698-1029F: (540) 667-8960 DelBSherwood (at) house.state.va.us
12-D Shuler, James M. P: (804) 698-1012F: (540) 961-9595 DelJShuler (at) house.state.va.us
65-R Ware, R. Lee, Jr. P: (804) 698-1065F: N/A DelLWare (at) house.state.va.us
99-R Wittman, Robert J. P: (804) 698-1099F: (804) 493-0508 (please call
first) DelRWittman (at) house.state.va.us
61-R Wright, Thomas C., Jr. P: (804) 698-1061F: (434) 696-4061 DelTWright (at) house.state.va.us
Link to bill on General Assembly website:
(full text of bill below)
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered
3.1-14.4 as follows:
§ 3.1-14.4. National Animal Identification System.
“The Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services shall ensure that the Department does not participate in or provide any assistance to the establishment of the National Animal Identification System or any substantially similar program.”