Bill Text: WV HB2922 | 2020 | Regular Session | Enrolled


Bill Title: Relating to requirements to obtain a final order of discharge and dismissal for possession of opiates or opioids

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Passed) 2020-03-05 - Approved by Governor 3/5/20 [HB2922 Detail]

Download: West_Virginia-2020-HB2922-Enrolled.html

WEST virginia legislature

2020 regular session

ENROLLED

House Bill 2922

By Delegates  Barrett and S. Brown

[Passed February 18, 2020; in effect from ninety days from passage.]


 

AN ACT to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §60A-4-407a, relating to authorizing a court to require participation and successful completion of a drug court program or drug treatment program in order for a defendant, pleading or being found guilty of possession of a controlled substance which is or contains a controlled substance listed in §60A-2-204 of this code, other than marijuana, or a controlled substance listed in §60A-2-206, §60A-2-208, or §60A-2-210 to qualify for a final order of discharge and dismissal.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:


 ARTICLE 4. OFFENSES AND PENALTIES.

§60A-4-407a. Authorizing additional requirements to obtain a final order of discharge and dismissal for persons charged with possession of controlled substances.

(a) Notwithstanding any provision of this code to the contrary, when a person pleads guilty or is found guilty of a violation of §60A-4-401(c) of this code, or a municipal ordinance containing the same elements where the controlled substance possessed is listed in §60A-2-204 of this code, other than marijuana, or is a controlled substance listed in §60A-2-206, §60A-2-208, or §60A-2-210 of this code, the court may, as an additional condition for the entry of a final order of discharge or dismissal under §60A-4-407 of this code or a municipal ordinance containing the same or substantially the same provision, require the defendant to be:

(1) Evaluated for admission into a drug court program; or

(2) Participate in a drug treatment program.

(b) If a defendant is determined to be an appropriate candidate for admission to drug court or a drug treatment program, the court may make successful completion of a drug court or a drug treatment program a requirement for obtaining a final order of discharge and dismissal.

 

 

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