Invasive plant species; requirements for retail sales. (HB47)

Introduced By

Del. Holly Seibold (D-Vienna) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth), Del. Rozia Henson (D-Woodbridge), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Michael Jones (D-Richmond), Del. Marty Martinez (D-Leesburg), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Invasive plant species; retail sales; civil penalty. Requires, for the retail sale of any invasive plant species for outdoor use on a list established by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, a retail establishment to post in a conspicuous manner on the property located in proximity to each invasive plant display signage identifying such plant as invasive, educating consumers regarding invasive plant species, and encouraging consumers to ask about alternatives. The bill requires the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to designate the format, size, and content of such signage no later than October 1, 2024, and requires the Commissioner to issue a stop sale order and mark or tag a plant in a conspicuous manner when an invasive plant is for sale at a retail establishment without appropriate signage. In such case, the bill requires the Commissioner to give written notice of a finding made to the owner, tenant, or person in charge of such retail establishment and requires the stop sale order issued to remain in effect until the required signage is posted. Any retail establishment that violates the provisions of the bill is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $500. This bill is identical to SB 306. Read the Bill »


According to the fiscal impact statement, no fiscal impact is anticipated to the Department of Conservation or the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services as a result of this legislation.

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Bill Has Failed


12/21/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101355D
12/21/2023Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/2024Assigned ACNR sub: Agriculture
01/17/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 4-N)
01/24/2024Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2024Read first time
01/26/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB47)
01/29/2024Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2024Read third time and passed House (52-Y 47-N)
01/30/2024VOTE: Passage (52-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2024Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/16/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/16/2024Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitute (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2024Committee substitute printed 24107836D-S1
02/19/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2024Read third time
02/20/2024Passed by for the day
02/20/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB47S1)
02/21/2024Floor substitute printed 24108068D-S2 (Marsden)
02/21/2024Read third time
02/21/2024Passed by temporarily
02/21/2024Passed by for the day
02/22/2024Read third time
02/22/2024Substitute by Senator Marsden withdrawn 24108068D-S2
02/22/2024Reading of substitute waived
02/22/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107836D-S1 (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB47S1
02/22/2024Passed Senate with substitute (31-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Senate substitute rejected by House 24107836D-S1 (4-Y 91-N)
02/26/2024VOTE: REJECTED (4-Y 91-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024Senate requested conference committee
02/29/2024House acceded to request
02/29/2024Conferees appointed by House
02/29/2024Delegates: Seibold, Bulova, Green
03/04/2024Conferees appointed by Senate
03/04/2024Senators: Salim, Williams Graves, Stuart
03/05/2024C Amended by conference committee
03/05/2024Conference substitute printed 24108671D-H1
03/06/2024Conference report agreed to by Senate (25-Y 14-N)
03/06/2024Conference report agreed to by House (62-Y 37-N0
03/06/2024VOTE: Adoption (62-Y 37-N)
03/11/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB47H1)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB47ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB47ER)
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/02/2024G Vetoed by Governor
04/17/2024House sustained Governor's veto

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