Marijuana; possession, violations by an adult shall be prepayable. (SB5013)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), and Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Possession of marijuana; prepay penalty. Provides that a violation of possession of marijuana by an adult shall be a prepayable offense. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


08/05/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200041D
08/05/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
08/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5013)
08/20/2020Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
08/20/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (11-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
08/20/2020Committee substitute printed 20200793D-S1
08/26/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (34-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
08/27/2020Read second time
08/27/2020Reading of substitute waived
08/27/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20200793D-S1
08/27/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB5013S1
08/28/2020Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
08/31/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5013S1)
09/17/2020Placed on Calendar
09/17/2020Read first time
09/17/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
09/22/2020Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
09/24/2020Read second time
09/25/2020Read third time
09/25/2020Passed House (63-Y 34-N)
09/25/2020VOTE: Passage (63-Y 34-N) (see vote tally)
10/02/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB5013ER)
10/02/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5013ER)
10/02/2020Signed by President
10/02/2020Signed by Speaker
10/07/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on October 7, 2020
10/07/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 14, 2020
10/13/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 3 (effective 2/1/21)
10/13/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 3 (Per article IV, Section 13, this bill will be effective on the
10/13/2020first day of the fourth month following the month adjournment sine die of this special session)
10/13/20201st day of the 4th month following the month of adjournment, sine die, of this special session)
10/13/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 3 (effective 3/1/21)
10/13/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0003)
10/16/2020first day of the fourth month following the month adjournment sine die of this special session)