Cannabinoids, research chemicals, synthetic; penalties. Emergency. (HB1941)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patron Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Synthetic cannabinoids; research chemicals; penalties. Amends provisions added to the Code in previous years regarding the criminalization of synthetic cannabinoids and chemicals known as "research chemicals" (previously referred to as "bath salts") to add newly identified chemical compounds and structural classes. In addition to adding new chemical compounds as synthetic cannabinoids, the bill adds newly identified structural classes of synthetic cannabinoids so that new chemical compounds that fit within the structural class will nevertheless be considered synthetic cannabinoids without the precise chemical compound having to be added to the Code. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103225D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB1941)
01/23/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
01/23/2013Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/24/2013Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/25/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Committee substitute printed 13104485D-H1
01/25/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/28/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB1941H1)
01/28/2013Incorporates HB1843
01/29/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB1941H1)
01/29/2013Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
01/31/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/01/2013Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Read second time
02/04/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104485D-H1
02/04/2013Emergency clause added
02/04/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1941H1
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/05/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Read third time
02/18/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1941ER)
02/21/2013Signed by Speaker
02/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1941ER)
02/22/2013Signed by President
02/23/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB1941ER)
03/13/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 295 (effective 3/13/13)
03/13/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0295)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1843.