Marijuana field test; evidence at trial. (SB110)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Marijuana field test; evidence at trial. Provides that a law-enforcement officer is permitted to testify as to the results of any field test approved by the Department of Forensic Science regarding whether or not any plant material is marijuana in any trial for a misdemeanor offense of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Under current law, such testimony is allowed only in any trial for simple possession of marijuana. Amends § 19.2-188.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/14/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101968D
12/14/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB110)
01/24/2018Continued to 2019 in Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
11/30/2018Left in Courts of Justice

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