Public elementary & secondary school students; possession or distribution at school. (SB1632)

Introduced By

Sen. Glen Sturtevant (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Cannabidiol oil and THC-A oil; use at school. Requires local school boards to adopt and implement policies permitting a student who has been issued a valid written certification for the use of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil to use such oils while at school. The bill prohibits a school board from suspending or expelling such a student for such use. The bill prohibits a school nurse employed by a local school board, person employed by a local health department who is assigned to the public school pursuant to an agreement between the local health department and the school board, or other person employed by or contracted with a local school board to deliver health-related services from being prosecuted for possession or distribution of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil or for storing, dispensing, or administering cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil, in accordance with the policy adopted by the local school board, to a student who has been issued a valid written certification for its use. Finally, the bill requires the Department of Health Professions, in coordination with the Department of Education, to develop and make available to school boards, a standardized form to be completed by the certification issuing physician and the dispensing pharmaceutical processor. Amends § 22.1-277, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


03/21/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Education and Health Committee


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103448D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2019Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/24/2019Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1632)
01/28/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/29/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Placed on Calendar
02/04/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/15/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/15/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/18/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Committee substitute printed 19106441D-H1
02/19/2019Read second time
02/20/2019Read third time
02/20/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106441D-H1
02/20/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1632H1
02/20/2019Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Delegates: Bell, R.B., Collins, Hurst
02/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1632H1)
02/21/2019House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019House insisted on substitute
02/21/2019House requested conference committee
02/21/2019Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2019Senators: Sturtevant, Edwards, Peake
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2019Delegates: Bell, Robert B., Collins, Hurst
02/23/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/23/2019Conference substitute printed 19107673D-S1
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by House (95-Y 1-N)
02/23/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1632ER)
03/07/2019Signed by Speaker
03/08/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1632ER)
03/09/2019Signed by President
03/11/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 11, 2019
03/11/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 574 (effective 7/1/19)

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