Now law of the land, ‘Boneta Bill’ reaps praise left and right

Kenric Ward
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Mar 07, 2014 11:45 AM
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Now law of the land, ‘Boneta Bill’ reaps praise left and right

RICHMOND, Va. — Amid silence from county officials and Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Virginia’s small farmers are hailing new legislation that protects their property rights.

Senate Bill 51, signed by McAuliffe on Wednesday without ceremony or announcement, cuts local regulatory red tape that has snared landowners.

The so-called “Boneta Bill,” named for Fauquier County farmer Martha Boneta, takes effects July 1.