VA HB1430 | 2020 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)
Status: Engrossed on February 3 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-02-05 - Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
Pending: Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]

Summary

Industrial hemp extract; approval as food or ingredient; regulations; fund; emergency. Provides that an industrial hemp extract, as defined in the bill, is a food and is subject to applicable laws and regulations. The bill establishes (i) requirements for the production of an industrial hemp extract or a food containing an extract and (ii) conditions under which a manufacturer of such extract or food shall be considered an approved source. The bill authorizes the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to adopt regulations establishing contaminant tolerances, labeling requirements, and batch testing requirements, and it provides that moneys collected under the chapter shall be deposited in the Virginia Industrial Hemp Fund, created by the bill. The bill directs that by November 1, 2020, (a) the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry report a plan for the long-term sustainability of funding for the industrial hemp program and (b) the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (the Department) report regarding recommended legislative or regulatory amendments necessary to (1) allow a registered industrial hemp grower to grow industrial hemp with a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of no greater than one percent and (2) authorize the Department to modify its industrial hemp program to respond to any final hemp regulation adopted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The bill provides that the Department shall not be prohibited from adopting a tiered approach to testing of THC concentrations at the processor level if such approach is not prohibited by federal law. The bill contains an emergency clause.

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Title

Industrial hemp extract; approval as food or ingredient, regulations.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2020-02-04 - House - House: VOTE: Passage Emergency (95-Y 4-N) (Y: 94 N: 4 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-29 - House - House: Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (19-Y 3-N) (Y: 19 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-22 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N) (Y: 8 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2020-02-05SenateReferred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
2020-02-05SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2020-02-04HouseVOTE: Passage Emergency (95-Y 4-N)
2020-02-04HouseRead third time and passed House (95-Y 4-N)
2020-02-03HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute HB1430H1
2020-02-03HouseEmergency clause added
2020-02-03HouseCommittee substitute agreed to 20106371D-H1
2020-02-03HouseRead second time
2020-01-31HouseRead first time
2020-01-29HouseCommittee substitute printed 20106371D-H1
2020-01-29HouseReported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (19-Y 3-N)
2020-01-22HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
2020-01-14HouseAssigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
2020-01-08HouseReferred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
2020-01-08HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102804D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
324121(n/a)See Bill Text
325145.1(n/a)See Bill Text
325145.5(n/a)See Bill Text

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Bill Comments

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