Controlled substances; nonresident pharmacies reporting and approval requirements. (HB1147)

Introduced By

Del. Bud Phillips (D-Castlewood)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Controlled substances; nonresident pharmacies; penalties. Adds new penalties and increases existing penalties related to controlled substances including: (i) a medical practitioner wrongly prescribing or dispensing a Schedule I or II drug shall be imprisoned for not less than five nor more than 40 years and fined not more than $500,000, and upon a second or subsequent conviction, may be sentenced to imprisonment for life and be fined not more than $500,000, and for Schedule III through V drugs, shall be guilty of a Class 5 felony; (ii) a pharmacist violating any provision of the Drug Control Act shall be guilty of a Class 5 felony for the first offense, and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent offense; and (iii) any person wrongfully obtaining a drug through fraud, forgery, misrepresentation, etc., shall be guilty of a Class 5 felony for the first offense and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent offense, rather than the current Class 6 felony for all such offenses. Also adds new reporting and approval requirements for nonresident pharmacies doing business over the internet and via electronic mail. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080607680
01/09/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2008Impact statement from VCSC (HB1147)
01/16/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/01/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2008Committee substitute printed 081551680-H1
02/05/2008Read first time
02/06/2008Read second time
02/06/2008Committee substitute agreed to 081551680-H1
02/06/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1147H1
02/07/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/07/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2008Communicated to Senate
02/08/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2008Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 1-N)
02/18/2008Read third time
02/18/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1147ER)
02/20/2008Signed by Speaker
02/21/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1147ER)
02/22/2008Signed by President
03/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 78 (effective 7/1/08)
03/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 79 (effective 7/1/08)
03/04/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0079)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB405.