Cannabinoids, research chemicals, synthetic; penalties. (SB1083)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Ralph Smith (R-Roanoke)


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 13103226D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB1083)
01/23/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2013Committee substitute printed 13104499D-S1
01/23/2013Rereferred to Finance
01/24/2013Incorporates SB1318
01/24/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB1083S1)
01/29/2013Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Read second time
01/31/2013Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104499D-S1
01/31/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1083S1
02/01/2013Bills placed in block (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Placed on Calendar
02/06/2013Read first time
02/06/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2013Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/13/2013Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Read second time
02/15/2013Passed by for the day
02/18/2013Passed by for the day
02/19/2013Read third time
02/19/2013Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/19/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1083ER)
02/22/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Signed by President
02/23/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB1083ER)
03/06/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1083ER)
03/25/2013Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/02/2013Placed on Calendar
04/03/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 785 (effective 7/1/13)
04/03/2013Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013House concurred in Governor's recommendation (97-Y 1-N)
04/03/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/03/2013Reenrolled bill text (SB1083ER2)
04/03/2013Signed by President as reenrolled
04/03/2013Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/03/2013Enacted, Chapter 785 (effective 7/1/13)
04/03/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0785)
04/08/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB1083ER2)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 50 seconds.