Drug treatment courts; eliminates requirement for General Assembly approval. (SB649)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Drug treatment courts. Eliminates the requirement for General Assembly approval when establishing drug treatment courts in localities of the Commonwealth and requires localities that intend to establish a drug court to apply to the state drug treatment court advisory committee which will review the application and make recommendations for approval or denial to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/17/2006Presented and ordered printed 068222752
01/17/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (15-Y 0-N)
01/23/2006Rereferred to Finance
02/02/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB649)
02/07/2006Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/09/2006Read second time
02/09/2006Reading of amendments waived
02/09/2006Committee amendments agreed to
02/09/2006Engrossed by Senate as amended SB649E
02/09/2006Printed as engrossed 068222752-E
02/10/2006Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006Communicated to House
02/14/2006Placed on Calendar
02/14/2006Read first time
02/14/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2006Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/17/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB649E)
03/06/2006Left in Courts of Justice


This bill mentions Chesapeake.