VA SB247 | 2018 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Introduced on January 5 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2018-01-11 - Incorporates SB333 (Peake)
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]


Industrial hemp research programs. Authorizes the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to undertake research through the establishment of (i) a higher education industrial hemp research program, to be managed by institutions of higher education, and (ii) a Virginia industrial hemp research program. The bill classifies all participants in any research program as either growers or processors and replaces the current licensing requirement, which requires a police background check, with a registration requirement.

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Industrial hemp; research programs.


Roll Calls


2018-01-11SenateIncorporates SB333 (Peake)
2018-01-11SenateRereferred to Finance
2018-01-11SenateCommittee substitute printed 18104864D-S1
2018-01-11SenateReported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (14-Y 0-N 1-A)
2018-01-05SenateReferred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
2018-01-05SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101495D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
324112(n/a)See Bill Text
324114.1(n/a)See Bill Text
324114.2(n/a)See Bill Text
324119(n/a)See Bill Text
324120(n/a)See Bill Text
5413401(n/a)See Bill Text

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Bill Comments