Drug treatment courts; authorized for County of Franklin if funded through local sources. (SB1304)

Introduced By

Sen. Robert Hurt (R-Chatham) with support from co-patron Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Drug Treatment Court Act. Authorizes a drug treatment court for the County of Franklin. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 096594250
01/14/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/28/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
01/28/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2009Rereferred to Finance
02/04/2009Reported from Finance with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Committee substitute printed 096026250-S1
02/05/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Read second time
02/06/2009Reading of amendments waived
02/06/2009Committee amendments rejected
02/06/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2009Committee substitute agreed to 096026250-S1
02/06/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1304S1
02/09/2009Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Placed on Calendar
02/11/2009Read first time
02/11/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1304S1)
02/16/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/16/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/20/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Read second time
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Committee amendment agreed to
02/25/2009Engrossed by House as amended
02/25/2009Passed House with amendment (85-Y 15-N)
02/25/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (85-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009House amendment rejected by Senate (3-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009House insisted on amendment
02/26/2009House requested conference committee
02/26/2009Senate acceded to request (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2009Delegates: Poindexter, Fralin, Ware, O.
02/26/2009Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2009Senators: Edwards, Hurt, Lucas
02/27/2009Conference substitute printed 091474250-S2
02/27/2009Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2009Conference report agreed to by House (84-Y 9-N)
02/27/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (84-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1304ER)
03/09/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1304ER)
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 281 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0281)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.