VA SB399 | 2018 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)
Status: Passed on March 30 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-03-30 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0600)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Local or regional overdose fatality review teams. Authorizes any county or city, or any combination of counties, cities, or counties and cities, to establish a local or regional overdose fatality review team for the purpose of (i) conducting contemporaneous reviews of local overdose deaths, (ii) promoting cooperation and coordination among agencies involved in investigations of overdose deaths or in providing services to surviving family members, (iii) developing an understanding of the causes and incidence of overdose deaths in the locality, (iv) developing plans for and recommending changes within the agencies represented on the local team to prevent overdose deaths, and (v) advising the Department of Health and other relevant state agencies on changes to law, policy, or practice to prevent overdose deaths. The bill authorizes a local or regional team to review the death of any person who resides in the Commonwealth and whose death was or is suspected to be due to overdose. A violation of the confidentiality of the review process is punishable as a Class 3 misdemeanor.

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Drug overdose fatality review teams, local or regional; localities to establish.


Roll Calls

2018-02-23 - House - House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (Y: 98 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-20 - House - House: Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (Y: 22 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-01-30 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-01-26 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (Y: 35 N: 0 NV: 5 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-01-25 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Education and Health with substitute (13-Y 2-N) (Y: 13 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2018-03-30 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0600)
2018-03-30 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 600 (effective 7/1/18)
2018-03-05 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
2018-03-05SenateEnrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 5, 2018
2018-03-02SenateSigned by President
2018-02-27HouseSigned by Speaker
2018-02-27SenateBill text as passed Senate and House (SB399ER)
2018-02-23HouseVOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
2018-02-23HousePassed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
2018-02-23HouseRead third time
2018-02-22HouseRead second time
2018-02-20HouseReported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
2018-02-05HouseReferred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
2018-02-05HouseRead first time
2018-02-05HousePlaced on Calendar
2018-01-30SenateRead third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
2018-01-29SenateEngrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB399S1
2018-01-29SenateCommittee substitute agreed to 18106095D-S1
2018-01-29SenateReading of substitute waived
2018-01-29SenateRead second time
2018-01-26SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N)
2018-01-25SenateReported from Education and Health with substitute (13-Y 2-N)
2018-01-25SenateCommittee substitute printed 18106095D-S1
2018-01-22SenateAssigned Education sub: Health
2018-01-09SenateReferred to Committee on Education and Health
2018-01-09SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101721D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
223705.5(n/a)See Bill Text
223711(n/a)See Bill Text
321283.7(n/a)See Bill Text

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