Industrial hemp; pilot program to study growth, etc. (HB2398)

Introduced By

Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Industrial hemp; pilot program; license. Directs the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to establish a pilot program to study and grow industrial hemp and to create a license for such program. The license is valid for three years and the application fee for such license shall not exceed $75. The bill removes the authority of the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to adopt regulations to license persons to grow industrial hemp. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/18/2017Presented and ordered printed 17104083D
01/18/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/23/2017Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/24/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2398)
01/30/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 2-N)
01/30/2017Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/01/2017Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2017Committee substitute printed 17104701D-H1
02/01/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/01/2017Assigned App. sub: Commerce, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Technology
02/02/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2398H1)
02/03/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/08/2017Left in Appropriations