Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Forensic Science
Forensic Science Board
Regulations for the Approval of Marijuana Field Tests for Detection of Marijuana Plant Material [6 VAC 40 ‑ 50]
This action is part of the regulatory reform initiative.
Amendments to Evaluation Process Verbiage and Clarification of Resubmission Procedure
Action 4049
General Information
Action Summary The proposed amendments seek to change verbiage relating to the Department of Forensic Science’s (DFS or the Department) assessment of marijuana field test kits pursuant to Virginia Code §19.2-188.1 from an "approval" process to an "evaluation" process in an effort to more accurately express the neutrality of the evaluation process. The proposed amendments also clarify the procedure for resubmitting requests for evaluation after disapproval.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003821]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6698 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/27/2014.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Amy Jenkins  / Department Counsel
Address: 700 North 5th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)786-6848    FAX: (804)786-6857    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this agency.