Industrial hemp grower; public notice, buffer zone, odor mitigation. (HB1317)

Introduced By

Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Industrial hemp grower; public notice; buffer zone; odor mitigation. Requires any applicant for registration as a grower of industrial hemp to state either that the growing premises are more than 100 yards from any residential area or that the applicant has complied with pre-registration public notice and comment requirements set by the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The bill directs the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to adopt regulations requiring each registered grower of industrial hemp to maintain a buffer zone from the property lines of the growing premises and to perform odor mitigation at such premises during peak blooming season. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103647D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/22/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/22/2020Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 4-N)
02/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1317)
02/11/2020Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources