Substance abuse; joint subcommittee to study strategies and models for prevention and treatment. (SJ77)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Study; substance abuse and prevention programs. Creates a joint subcommittee to study strategies and models for substance abuse prevention and treatment that effectively reduce the costly service demands created by substance abuse. In conducting its study, the joint subcommittee shall (i) identify and characterize the nature of substance abuse in the Commonwealth; (ii) identify current state policies and programs targeting substance abuse prevention and treatment; (iii) examine the cost of such policies and programs to the Commonwealth; (iv) identify and examine policies and prevention programs from other leading states in the field of substance abuse and prevention; and (v) benchmark the Commonwealth's substance abuse prevention and treatment programs and policies against those of the leading states. Read the Bill »


03/12/2008: Passed the Senate


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086209232
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Rules
02/01/2008Reported from Rules with amendments
02/04/2008Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2008Read second time
02/05/2008Reading of amendments waived
02/05/2008Committee amendments agreed to
02/05/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended SJ77E
02/05/2008Printed as engrossed 086209232-E
02/06/2008Read third time and agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/06/2008Communicated to House
02/11/2008Placed on Calendar
02/11/2008Referred to Committee on Rules
03/03/2008Reported from Rules (15-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008Taken up
03/05/2008Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
03/12/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ77ER)