HB 532 Hemp, industrial; research programs.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Industrial hemp research programs. Authorizes the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to undertake research through the establishment of (i) a higher education industrial hemp research program, to be managed by institutions of higher education, and (ii) a Virginia industrial hemp research program. The bill classifies all participants in any research program as either growers or processors and replaces the current licensing requirement, which requires a police background check, with a registration requirement. This bill is identical to SB 247.

Full text:
01/08/18  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100129D  pdf | impact statement
01/31/18  House: Committee substitute printed 18106025D-H1  pdf | impact statement
03/20/18  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB532ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/30/18  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0689)  pdf

Amendments:
House subcommittee amendments and substitutes
Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed
Conference amendments

Status:
01/08/18  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100129D
01/08/18  House: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/15/18  House: Assigned ACNRsub: Subcommittee #1
01/29/18  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/18  House: Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/18  House: Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
01/31/18  House: Committee substitute printed 18106025D-H1
01/31/18  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/02/18  House: Assigned App. sub: Commerce, Agriculture, Natural Resources & Technology
02/07/18  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/09/18  House: Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N)
02/10/18  House: Read first time
02/12/18  House: Read second time
02/12/18  House: Committee substitute agreed to 18106025D-H1
02/12/18  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB532H1
02/13/18  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/13/18  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/18  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/18  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/22/18  Senate: Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
02/22/18  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
02/27/18  Senate: Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N)
02/28/18  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/28/18  Senate: Read third time
02/28/18  Senate: Reading of amendment waived
02/28/18  Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
02/28/18  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/28/18  Senate: Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/28/18  House: Senate amendment rejected by House (0-Y 95-N)
02/28/18  House: VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 95-N)
02/28/18  Senate: Senate insisted on amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/28/18  Senate: Senate requested conference committee
02/28/18  House: Placed on Calendar
02/28/18  House: House acceded to request
02/28/18  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
02/28/18  Senate: Senators: Dance, Chafin, Suetterlein
02/28/18  House: Conferees appointed by House
02/28/18  House: Delegates: Freitas, Poindexter, James
03/08/18  Conference: Amended by conference committee
03/08/18  House: Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
03/08/18  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
03/09/18  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/20/18  House: Enrolled
03/20/18  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB532ER)
03/20/18  House: Signed by Speaker
03/22/18  Senate: Signed by President
03/26/18  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 26, 2018
03/26/18  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/18  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 689 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/18  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0689)