Industrial hemp extract; approval as food or ingredient, regulations. (HB1430)

Introduced By

Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke) with support from co-patrons Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), and Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Industrial hemp extract; approval as food or ingredient; regulations; fund; emergency. Provides that an industrial hemp extract, as defined in the bill, is a food and is subject to applicable laws and regulations. The bill establishes (i) requirements for the production of an industrial hemp extract or a food containing an extract and (ii) conditions under which a manufacturer of such extract or food shall be considered an approved source. The bill authorizes the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to adopt regulations establishing contaminant tolerances, labeling requirements, and batch testing requirements, and it provides that moneys collected under the chapter shall be deposited in the Virginia Industrial Hemp Fund, created by the bill. The bill directs that by November 1, 2020, (a) the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry report a plan for the long-term sustainability of funding for the industrial hemp program and (b) the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (the Department) report regarding recommended legislative or regulatory amendments necessary to (1) allow a registered industrial hemp grower to grow industrial hemp with a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration of no greater than one percent and (2) authorize the Department to modify its industrial hemp program to respond to any final hemp regulation adopted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The bill provides that the Department shall not be prohibited from adopting a tiered approach to testing of THC concentrations at the processor level if such approach is not prohibited by federal law. The bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


02/25/2020: passed committee


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102804D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/14/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1430)
01/22/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/22/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Committee substitute printed 20106371D-H1
01/31/2020Read first time
02/03/2020Read second time
02/03/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106371D-H1
02/03/2020Emergency clause added
02/03/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1430H1
02/04/2020Read third time and passed House (95-Y 4-N)
02/04/2020VOTE: Passage Emergency (95-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1430H1)
02/25/2020Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

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