VA HB1979 | 2015 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 13 2015 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2015-02-10 - Left in Courts of Justice
Pending: House Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Procedure upon arrest for certain drug offenses; Prescription Monitoring Program. Provides that when an officer arrests a person for a drug offense involving a controlled substance, where the dispensing of such substance is required to be reported to the Prescription Monitoring Program, the officer shall cause to be requested from the Program information regarding the identity of the prescriber, if available, unless the officer already knows the identity of the prescriber. The bill also provides that the officer shall cause the prescriber to be notified of the arrest, unless such notification would jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation.

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Prescription Monitoring Program; procedure upon arrest for certain drug offenses.



2015-02-10HouseLeft in Courts of Justice
2015-02-04HouseSubcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
2015-01-20HouseAssigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
2015-01-13HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2015-01-13HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100669D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
19283.3(n/a)See Bill Text

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