Cannabidiol oil and THC-A oil; possession or distribution at public school. (HB1720)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg) with support from 10 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Possession or distribution of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil; public schools. Provides that no school nurse employed by a local school board, person employed by a local health department who is assigned to the public school pursuant to an agreement between the local health department and the school board, or other person employed by or contracted with a local school board to deliver health-related services shall be prosecuted for possession or distribution of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil for storing, dispensing, or administering cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil, in accordance with a policy adopted by the local school board, to a student who has been issued a valid written certification for the use of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil. The bill also provides that the Department of Health Professions, in coordination with the Department of Education, shall develop and make available to school boards a standardized form that is to be completed by the practitioner who issues a written certification and a pharmaceutical processor that dispenses the cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil to a student. The bill also provides that no school board shall be required to suspend or expel any student who holds a valid written certification for the use of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil issued by a practitioner for the possession or use of such oil in accordance with the student's individualized health plan and in compliance with a policy adopted by the school board. This bill is identical to SB 1632. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/17/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100264D
12/17/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1720)
01/18/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/21/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/21/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/25/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Committee substitute printed 19105452D-H1
01/29/2019Read first time
01/30/2019Read second time
01/30/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105452D-H1
01/30/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1720H1
01/31/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/31/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Committee substitute printed 19106546D-S1
02/08/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Read third time
02/11/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106546D-S1
02/11/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1720S1
02/11/2019Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Placed on Calendar
02/13/2019Senate substitute agreed to by House 19106546D-S1 (96-Y 0-N)
02/13/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Reconsideration of Senate substitute agreed to by House
02/13/2019Passed by for the day
02/14/2019Senate substitute rejected by House 19106546D-S1 (0-Y 96-N)
02/14/2019VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 96-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Senate requested conference committee
02/19/2019Delegates: Hurst, Bell, R.B., Collins
02/19/2019House acceded to request
02/19/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/19/2019Delegates: Hurst, Bell, Robert B., Collins
02/20/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/20/2019Senators: Obenshain, Peake, Edwards
02/21/2019Replacement Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2019Conferees reappointed by Senate
02/21/2019Senators: Sturtevant, Peake, Edwards
02/23/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/23/2019Conference substitute printed 19107602D-H2
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/23/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1720ER)
03/07/2019Signed by Speaker
03/08/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1720ER)
03/09/2019Signed by President
03/11/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2019
03/11/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 573 (effective 7/1/19)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0573)