VA HB842 | 2018 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Republican 30-2)
Status: Passed on March 2 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-03-02 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0097)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Possession or distribution of controlled paraphernalia; hypodermic needles and syringes; naloxone. Provides that a person who is authorized by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to train individuals on the administration of naloxone for use in opioid overdose reversal and who is acting on behalf of an organization that provides services to individuals at risk of experiencing an opioid overdose or training in the administration of naloxone for overdose reversal and that has obtained a controlled substances registration from the Board of Pharmacy may dispense or distribute hypodermic needles and syringes in conjunction with such dispensing of naloxone and that a person to whom naloxone has been distributed by such individual may possess hypodermic needles and syringes in conjunction with such possession of naloxone. The bill also allows the dispensing or distributing of hypodermic needles and syringes by persons authorized to dispense naloxone. The bill contains an emergency clause.

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Controlled paraphernalia; possession or distribution, hypodermic needles and syringes, naloxone.


Roll Calls

2018-02-19 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-16 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (Y: 38 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-15 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (Y: 15 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-01-31 - House - House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (Y: 99 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-01-25 - House - House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (Y: 22 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-01-23 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (10-Y 0-N) (Y: 10 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2018-03-02 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0097)
2018-03-02 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 97 (effective 3/2/18)
2018-02-26 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 5, 2018
2018-02-26HouseEnrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 26, 2018
2018-02-23SenateSigned by President
2018-02-21HouseSigned by Speaker
2018-02-21HouseBill text as passed House and Senate (HB842ER)
2018-02-19SenatePassed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
2018-02-19SenateRead third time
2018-02-16SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
2018-02-15SenateReported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
2018-02-09SenateAssigned Education sub: Health Professions
2018-02-01SenateReferred to Committee on Education and Health
2018-02-01SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2018-01-31HouseVOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
2018-01-31HouseRead third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
2018-01-30HousePrinted as engrossed 18104187D-E
2018-01-30HouseEngrossed by House as amended HB842E
2018-01-30HouseEmergency clause added
2018-01-30HouseCommittee amendments agreed to
2018-01-30HouseRead second time
2018-01-29HouseRead first time
2018-01-25HouseReported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
2018-01-23HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (10-Y 0-N)
2018-01-17HouseAssigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
2018-01-09HouseReferred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
2018-01-09HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104187D

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ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
5413466(n/a)See Bill Text
5413467(n/a)See Bill Text

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