Industrial hemp; federal regulations, adoption in Virginia. (HB942)

Introduced By

Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville) with support from co-patrons Del. Les Adams (R-Chatham), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), and Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Industrial hemp; federal regulations; adoption in Virginia. Directs the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services to conform the regulations of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to any federal regulation adopted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, immediately upon publication in the Federal Register, that materially expands opportunities for growing, producing, or dealing in industrial hemp in the Commonwealth. The bill exempts such regulatory amendments by the Board from the Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq.). The bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


02/17/2020: In Subcommittee


01/07/2020Presented and ordered printed with emergency clause 20100902D
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/08/20 20100902D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/14/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/22/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB942)
01/29/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Read first time
02/03/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2020Read third time and passed House (94-Y 0-N)
02/04/2020VOTE: Passage Emergency (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/17/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Hemp

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The following bills are identical to this one: SB827.

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