VA SB1406 | 2021 | 1st Special Session

Note: Carry Over of previous SB1406


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)
Status: Passed on April 7 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-04-07 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0550)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Marijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by persons 21 years of age or older, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and imposes limits on dissemination of criminal history record information related to certain marijuana offenses. The bill creates the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority (the Authority), the Cannabis Oversight Commission, the Cannabis Public Health Advisory Council, the Cannabis Equity Reinvestment Board and Fund, and the Virginia Cannabis Equity Business Loan Program and Fund and establishes a regulatory and licensing structure for the cultivation, manufacture, wholesale, and retail sale of retail marijuana and retail marijuana products, to be administered by the Authority. The bill contains social equity provisions that, among other things, provide support and resources to persons and communities that have been historically and disproportionately affected by drug enforcement. The bill has staggered effective dates, and numerous provisions of the bill are subject to reenactment by the 2022 Session of the General Assembly.

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Marijuana; legalization of simple possession, etc.


Roll Calls

2021-04-07 - Senate - Senate: Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (20-Y 20-N) (Y: 20 N: 20 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2021-04-07 - House - House: VOTE: Agree To (53-Y 44-N 2-A) (Y: 53 N: 44 NV: 2 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2021-02-27 - House - House: VOTE: Agreed To (47-Y 44-N 1-A) (Y: 47 N: 44 NV: 1 Abs: 8) [PASS]
2021-02-27 - Senate - Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (20-Y 19-N) (Y: 20 N: 19 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-02-19 - Senate - Senate: Senate acceded to request (27-Y 10-N) (Y: 27 N: 10 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2021-02-18 - Senate - Senate: House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N) (Y: 0 N: 39 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2021-02-16 - House - House: VOTE: Passage #2 (54-Y 42-N 2-A) (Y: 54 N: 42 NV: 2 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2021-02-16 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (56-Y 40-N 2-A) (Y: 56 N: 40 NV: 2 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2021-02-11 - House - House: Reported from General Laws with substitute (15-Y 6-N) (Y: 15 N: 6 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-02-05 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 15-N) (Y: 23 N: 15 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2021-02-03 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-02-03 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendments (11-Y 4-N) (Y: 11 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-02-01 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Judiciary with substitute (9-Y 5-N 1-A) (Y: 9 N: 5 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-01-22 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (8-Y 7-N) (Y: 8 N: 7 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-04-07 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0550)
2021-04-07HouseEnacted, Chapter 550 (effective - see bill)
2021-04-07SenateSigned by President as reenrolled
2021-04-07SenateSigned by President as reenrolled
2021-04-07SenateReenrolled bill text (SB1406ER2)
2021-04-07 Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
2021-04-07HouseVOTE: Agree To (53-Y 44-N 2-A)
2021-04-07HouseHouse concurred in Governor's recommendation (53-Y 44-N 2-A)
2021-04-07SenateChair votes Yea
2021-04-07SenateSenate concurred in Governor's recommendation (20-Y 20-N)
2021-04-07SenatePassed by temporarily
2021-04-01SenateGovernor's recommendation received by Senate
2021-03-31SenateGovernor's substitute printed 21200895D-S4
2021-03-15 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
2021-03-15SenateEnrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
2021-03-11HouseSigned by Speaker
2021-03-09SenateBill text as passed Senate and House (SB1406ER)
2021-03-09SenateSigned by President
2021-02-27SenateConference report agreed to by Senate (20-Y 19-N)
2021-02-27HouseVOTE: Agreed To (47-Y 44-N 1-A)
2021-02-27HouseConference report agreed to by House (47-Y 44-N 1-A)
2021-02-27HousePending question ordered
2021-02-27SenatePassed by temporarily
2021-02-27SenateConference substitute printed 21200439D-S3
2021-02-27 Conference: Amended by conference committee
2021-02-19HouseDelegates: Herring, Mullin, Torian, Bagby, Knight
2021-02-19HouseConferees appointed by House
2021-02-19SenateSenators: Ebbin, Lucas, McPike, Surovell, Dunnavant
2021-02-19SenateConferees appointed by Senate
2021-02-19SenateSenate acceded to request (27-Y 10-N)
2021-02-19HouseHouse requested conference committee
2021-02-19HouseHouse insisted on substitute
2021-02-18SenateHouse substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N)
2021-02-16HouseVOTE: Passage #2 (54-Y 42-N 2-A)
2021-02-16HousePassed House with substitute (54-Y 42-N 2-A)
2021-02-16HouseReconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
2021-02-16HouseVOTE: Passage (56-Y 40-N 2-A)
2021-02-16HousePassed House with substitute (56-Y 40-N 2-A)
2021-02-16HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute SB1406H1
2021-02-16HouseCommittee substitute agreed to 21200020D-H1
2021-02-16HouseRead third time
2021-02-15HouseRead second time
2021-02-11HouseCommittee substitute printed 21200020D-H1
2021-02-11HouseReported from General Laws with substitute (15-Y 6-N)
2021-02-08HouseContinued to Special Session 1 in General Laws by voice vote
2021-02-07HouseReferred to Committee on General Laws
2021-02-07HouseRead first time
2021-02-07HousePlaced on Calendar
2021-02-05SenateRead third time and passed Senate (23-Y 15-N)
2021-02-04SenatePrinted as engrossed 21104160D-ES2
2021-02-04SenateEngrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments SB1406S2
2021-02-04SenateFinance and Appropriations Committee amendments agreed to
2021-02-04SenateJudiciary Committee substitute agreed to 21104160D-S2
2021-02-04SenateRehabilitation and Social Services Committee substitute rejected 21103366D-S1
2021-02-04SenateRead second time
2021-02-03SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
2021-02-03SenateReported from Finance and Appropriations with amendments (11-Y 4-N)
2021-02-01SenateRereferred to Finance and Appropriations
2021-02-01SenateCommittee substitute printed 21104160D-S2
2021-02-01SenateReported from Judiciary with substitute (9-Y 5-N 1-A)
2021-01-26SenateAssigned Judiciary sub: Expungement
2021-01-25SenateIncorporates SB1243 (Morrissey)
2021-01-22SenateRereferred to Judiciary
2021-01-22SenateCommittee substitute printed 21103366D-S1
2021-01-22SenateReported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (8-Y 7-N)
2021-01-18SenateAssigned Rehab sub: Marijuana
2021-01-13SenateReferred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
2021-01-13SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101512D

Same As/Similar To

SB1243 (Similar To)
SB1243 (Similar To)
SB1406 (Carry Over) 2021-02-08 - Continued to Special Session 1 in General Laws by voice vote
HB2312 (Same As) 2021-04-07 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0551)
HB2312 (Same As) 2021-04-07 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0551)


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
1521627(n/a)See Bill Text
1522288.3(n/a)See Bill Text
1522288.3:1(n/a)See Bill Text
1522288.3:2(n/a)See Bill Text
1522820(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
161278.9(n/a)See Bill Text
16169.40:1(n/a)See Bill Text
16169.48:1(n/a)See Bill Text
171276(n/a)See Bill Text
182246.6(n/a)See Bill Text
182247(n/a)See Bill Text
182248(n/a)See Bill Text
182248.01(n/a)See Bill Text
182248.1(n/a)See Bill Text
182250.1(n/a)See Bill Text
182251(n/a)See Bill Text
182251.02(n/a)See Bill Text
182251.03(n/a)See Bill Text
182251.1(n/a)See Bill Text
182251.1:1(n/a)See Bill Text
182251.1:2(n/a)See Bill Text
182251.1:3(n/a)See Bill Text
182252(n/a)See Bill Text
182254(n/a)See Bill Text
182255(n/a)See Bill Text
182255.1(n/a)See Bill Text
182255.2(n/a)See Bill Text
182258(n/a)See Bill Text
182258.02(n/a)See Bill Text
182258.1(n/a)See Bill Text
182265.1(n/a)See Bill Text
182265.2(n/a)See Bill Text
182265.3(n/a)See Bill Text
182287.2(n/a)See Bill Text
182308.012(n/a)See Bill Text
182308.016(n/a)See Bill Text
182308.03(n/a)See Bill Text
182308.09(n/a)See Bill Text
182308.1:5(n/a)See Bill Text
182308.4(n/a)See Bill Text
182371.2(n/a)See Bill Text
18246.1(n/a)See Bill Text
182460(n/a)See Bill Text
182474.1(n/a)See Bill Text
18257(n/a)See Bill Text
192188.1(n/a)See Bill Text
192303(n/a)See Bill Text
192303.01(n/a)See Bill Text
192386.21(n/a)See Bill Text
192386.25(n/a)See Bill Text
192389(n/a)See Bill Text
192389.3(n/a)See Bill Text
192392.02(n/a)See Bill Text
192392.1(n/a)See Bill Text
192392.2(n/a)See Bill Text
192392.2:1(n/a)See Bill Text
192392.4(n/a)See Bill Text
19266(n/a)See Bill Text
19281(n/a)See Bill Text
19281.1(n/a)See Bill Text
19283.1(n/a)See Bill Text
221119(n/a)See Bill Text
22221(n/a)See Bill Text
222499.1(n/a)See Bill Text
222499.4(n/a)See Bill Text
222696(n/a)See Bill Text
222818(n/a)See Bill Text
222905(n/a)See Bill Text
223114(n/a)See Bill Text
223705.3(n/a)See Bill Text
223711(n/a)See Bill Text
223802(n/a)See Bill Text
224024(n/a)See Bill Text
224345(n/a)See Bill Text
22507(n/a)See Bill Text
22509.1(n/a)See Bill Text
22511(n/a)See Bill Text
221206(n/a)See Bill Text
221277.08(n/a)See Bill Text
2311301(n/a)See Bill Text
231609(n/a)See Bill Text
242233(n/a)See Bill Text
321010(n/a)See Bill Text
323008(n/a)See Bill Text
323906(n/a)See Bill Text
324112(n/a)See Bill Text
324113(n/a)See Bill Text
324114(n/a)See Bill Text
324114.2(n/a)See Bill Text
324116(n/a)See Bill Text
324117.1(n/a)See Bill Text
324117.2(n/a)See Bill Text
324122(n/a)See Bill Text
325145.6(n/a)See Bill Text
325145.9(n/a)See Bill Text
321357(n/a)See Bill Text
332613(n/a)See Bill Text
41100(n/a)See Bill Text
41101(n/a)See Bill Text
41116(n/a)See Bill Text
41121(n/a)See Bill Text
41124(n/a)See Bill Text
41225(n/a)See Bill Text
41600(n/a)See Bill Text
41696(n/a)See Bill Text
462105.2(n/a)See Bill Text
462341.20:7(n/a)See Bill Text
462347(n/a)See Bill Text
5113(n/a)See Bill Text
511212(n/a)See Bill Text
531231.2(n/a)See Bill Text
5412903(n/a)See Bill Text
5413408.3(n/a)See Bill Text
5413442.6(n/a)See Bill Text
5413442.8(n/a)See Bill Text
5811007(n/a)See Bill Text
5811017.4(n/a)See Bill Text
5813(n/a)See Bill Text
5813651(n/a)See Bill Text
581623.2(n/a)See Bill Text
591148.3(n/a)See Bill Text
62107.1(n/a)See Bill Text
652107(n/a)See Bill Text
652402(n/a)See Bill Text
652402.1(n/a)See Bill Text
91101(n/a)See Bill Text
91102(n/a)See Bill Text
911101(n/a)See Bill Text
91400(n/a)See Bill Text
91500(n/a)See Bill Text
91801(n/a)See Bill Text

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