Industrial hemp extract; approval as food or ingredient, regulations. (SB918)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke) with support from co-patron Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


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 the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry to report by November 1, 2020, a plan for the long-term sustainability of funding for the industrial hemp program. The bill contains an emergency clause and is identical to HB 1430.


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102700D
01/08/2020Presented and ordered printed 20102700D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/08/2020Introduced bill reprinted 20102700D
01/14/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Hemp
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB918)
01/28/2020Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Committee substitute printed 20106363D-S1
01/28/2020Incorporates SB827 (Ruff)
01/28/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB918S1)
02/06/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Read second time
02/11/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106363D-S1
02/11/2020Emergency clause added
02/11/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/11/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/11/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB918ES1
02/11/2020Printed as engrossed 20106363D-ES1
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB918ES1)
02/14/2020Placed on Calendar
02/14/2020Read first time
02/14/2020Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/14/2020Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
02/19/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (8-Y 0-N)
02/26/2020Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendment (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Read second time
03/02/2020Read third time
03/02/2020Committee amendment agreed to
03/02/2020Engrossed by House as amended
03/02/2020Passed House with amendment (98-Y 2-N)
03/02/2020VOTE: Passage (98-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB918ER)
03/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB918ER)
03/07/2020Signed by President
03/07/2020Signed by Speaker
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/06/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 660 (effective 4/6/20)
04/06/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0660)