Industrial hemp; license to grow outside of research program. (SB1306)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester) with support from co-patron Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Industrial hemp; license. Requires the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to create a license to grow industrial hemp outside of the industrial hemp research program with certain application, review, and operation requirements. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103801D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/18/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1306)
01/19/2017Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2017Committee substitute printed 17104470D-S1
01/23/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2017Read second time
01/24/2017Reading of substitute waived
01/24/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104470D-S1
01/24/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1306S1
01/25/2017Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1306S1)
01/31/2017Placed on Calendar
01/31/2017Read first time
01/31/2017Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/06/2017Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
02/13/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/13/2017Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/15/2017Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/21/2017Left in Appropriations


Eva King writes:

Industrial hemp production for fiber and oil has nothing to do with drugs, but has great potential as a big industrial crop for Virginia. Restrictions on industrial hemp production hinder economic development of this high potential agricultural product in Virginia.