Invasive plant species; DCR, et al., to study the sale and use of species. (HJ527)

Introduced By

Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax) with support from 10 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield), Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; Department of Conservation and Recreation and Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; invasive plant species work group; report. Requests the Department of Conservation and Recreation, jointly with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, to establish a work group to study the sale and use of invasive plant species. The resolution requests that the departments work with several state agencies, conservation nonprofits, plant industry and agriculture groups, local government associations, and other stakeholders to develop recommendations regarding statutory and regulatory changes intended to reduce or eliminate the sale and use of invasive plant species in the Commonwealth and promote the sale and use of native plants. Read the Bill »


02/16/2021: Passed the Senate


01/07/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102405D
01/07/2021Referred to Committee on Rules
01/20/2021Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/22/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
01/22/2021Reported from Rules (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2021Taken up
01/26/2021Engrossed by House
01/26/2021Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/26/2021VOTE: Agree To (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2021Reading waived
01/27/2021Referred to Committee on Rules
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rules (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/12/2021Reported from Rules with amendments
02/15/2021Reading waived (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Read third time
02/16/2021Reading of amendments waived
02/16/2021Committee amendments agreed to
02/16/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/16/2021Agreed to by Senate with amendments by voice vote
02/18/2021Placed on Calendar
02/18/2021Senate amendments agreed to by House (98-Y 2-N)
02/18/2021VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ527ER)