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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 6. Criminal Justice And Corrections
Agency 40. Department of Forensic Science
Chapter 30. Regulations for the Approval of Field Tests for Detection of Drugs

6VAC40-30-20. Authority for approval.

Section 19.2-188.1 of the Code of Virginia provides that the Department of Forensic Science shall approve field tests for use by law-enforcement officers to enable them to testify to the results obtained in any preliminary hearing regarding whether any substance, the identify of which is at issue in such hearing, is a controlled substance or imitation controlled substance, as defined in § 18.2-247 of the Code of Virginia, or "marijuana" as defined in §§ 4.1-600 and 18.2-247 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§ 9.1-1110 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Former 1VAC30-90-20 derived from VR330-05-01 § 1, eff. April 8, 1992; amended and adopted as 6VAC20-220-20, Virginia Register Volume 20, Issue 4, eff. December 3, 2003; amended and renumbered as 6VAC40-30-20, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 10, eff. February 22, 2006; amended, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 21, eff. July 26, 2006; Volume 30, Issue 6, eff. January 3, 2014; Volume 38, Issue 1, eff. September 30, 2021.

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