VA SB1243 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 11 2021 - 25% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2021-01-22 - Incorporated by Rehabilitation and Social Services
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Marijuana; legalization of cultivation, manufacture, sale, possession, and testing; penalties. Establishes a regulatory scheme for the regulation of marijuana cultivation facilities, marijuana manufacturing facilities, marijuana testing facilities, and retail marijuana stores by the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The bill also grants localities the authority to enact ordinances establishing additional licensing requirements for marijuana establishments located within such locality and allows the home cultivation of marijuana for personal use under certain circumstances. The bill imposes a tax on retail marijuana and retail marijuana products sold by a retail marijuana store at a rate of 9.7 percent (for a total sales tax of 15 percent) and provides that 67 percent of the revenues collected from the tax be deposited into the general fund and 33 percent of the revenues be deposited into a "Retail Marijuana Education Support Fund" to be used solely for purposes of public education. The bill establishes several new criminal penalties related to marijuana as well as modifies some existing criminal penalties. The bill requires the automatic expungement of records relating to the arrest, charge, conviction, adjudication or civil offense of a person for a misdemeanor violation of distribution or possession with intent to distribute marijuana and for a violation of possession of marijuana by July 1, 2022, or if, on July 1, 2022, the person who is the subject of the arrest, charge, conviction, adjudication, or civil offense has not completed all terms of sentencing and probation, including satisfaction of all court costs and fines and all orders of restitution, by three months after the date of completion of all terms of sentencing and probation. Finally, the bill permits any person who is convicted or adjudicated delinquent of a felony violation of distribution or possession with intent to distribute marijuana or charged with such violation which charge is deferred and dismissed, to petition for expungement of such charge, conviction, or adjudication under certain circumstances.

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Marijuana; legalization of cultivation, manufacture, sale, possession, and testing, penalties.


Roll Calls

2021-01-22 - Senate - Senate: Incorporated by Rehabilitation and Social Services (Y: 9 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-01-22SenateIncorporated by Rehabilitation and Social Services
2021-01-18SenateAssigned Rehab sub: Marijuana
2021-01-11SenateReferred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
2021-01-11SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100854D

Same As/Similar To

SB1406 (Similar To) 2021-02-08 - Continued to Special Session 1 in General Laws by voice vote
SB1406 (Similar To) 2021-02-08 - Continued to Special Session 1 in General Laws by voice vote

Code Citations

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1521627(n/a)See Bill Text
161228(n/a)See Bill Text
161260(n/a)See Bill Text
161273(n/a)See Bill Text
161278.8:01(n/a)See Bill Text
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161309.1(n/a)See Bill Text
16169.48:1(n/a)See Bill Text
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171275(n/a)See Bill Text
171275.8(n/a)See Bill Text
171805(n/a)See Bill Text
182247(n/a)See Bill Text
182248(n/a)See Bill Text
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182251(n/a)See Bill Text
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182252(n/a)See Bill Text
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182255(n/a)See Bill Text
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182287.2(n/a)See Bill Text
182308.09(n/a)See Bill Text
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18246.1(n/a)See Bill Text
182460(n/a)See Bill Text
182474.1(n/a)See Bill Text
182513(n/a)See Bill Text
19211.2(n/a)See Bill Text
192120(n/a)See Bill Text
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192188.1(n/a)See Bill Text
192215.1(n/a)See Bill Text
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192299(n/a)See Bill Text
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192303.01(n/a)See Bill Text
192386.22(n/a)See Bill Text
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192389(n/a)See Bill Text
19266(n/a)See Bill Text
19281.1(n/a)See Bill Text
19283.1(n/a)See Bill Text
223705.3(n/a)See Bill Text
223711(n/a)See Bill Text
324113(n/a)See Bill Text
41225(n/a)See Bill Text

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