Methamphetamine; manufacturing, selling, giving, and distributing thereof, penalty. (HB931)

Introduced By

Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock) with support from 14 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Matt Lohr (R-Harrisonburg), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Manufacturing, selling, giving, distributing of methamphetamine; penalty. Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, any person who manufactures, sells, gives, distributes, or possesses with intent to manufacture, sell, give, or distribute 28 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, its salts, isomers, or salts of its isomers is guilty of a felony punishable by a fine of not more than $500,000 and imprisonment for not less than five nor more than 40 years, three years of which shall be a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment to be served consecutively with any other sentence. The bill also provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, any person who manufactures, sells, gives, distributes, or possesses with intent to manufacture, sell, give, or distribute 227 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, its salts, isomers, or salts of its isomers is guilty of a felony punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000,000 and imprisonment for not less than five years nor more than life, five years of which shall be a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment to be served consecutively with any other sentence. Read the Bill »

Status

03/26/2008: Passed the General Assembly

History

DateAction
01/08/2008Committee
01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086204516
01/08/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/09/2008Impact statement from VCSC (HB931)
01/16/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/01/2008Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2008Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB931)
02/05/2008Assigned App. sub: Public Safety (Sherwood)
02/08/2008Reported from Appropriations (24-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Read second time and engrossed
02/12/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/12/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Communicated to Senate
02/13/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/18/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (14-Y 0-N)
02/18/2008Rereferred to Finance
02/26/2008Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2008Read third time
02/28/2008Reading of amendment waived
02/28/2008Committee amendment agreed to
02/28/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/28/2008Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/29/2008Placed on Calendar
03/03/2008Senate amendment rejected by House (2-Y 98-N)
03/03/2008VOTE: --- REJECTED (2-Y 98-N)
03/05/2008Senate insisted on amendment (38-Y 1-N)
03/05/2008Senate requested conference committee
03/06/2008House acceded to request
03/06/2008Conferees appointed by Senate
03/06/2008Senators: Obenshain, Puckett, Deeds
03/06/2008Conferees appointed by House
03/06/2008Delegates: Gilbert, Albo, Watts
03/07/2008Reading of conference report waived
03/07/2008Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2008Conference report agreed to by House (89-Y 7-N)
03/07/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (89-Y 7-N)
03/24/2008Enrolled
03/24/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB931ER)
03/24/2008Signed by Speaker
03/26/2008Signed by President
04/03/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB931ER)
04/11/2008Governor's recommendation received by House

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB562.