Strategies & Models for Subtance Abuse Prevention & Treatment; Joint Subcommittee Studying. (SJ318)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon) with support from co-patron Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Joint Subcommittee to Study Strategies and Models for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment; Report. Continues the Joint Subcommittee to Study Strategies and Models for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment for two more years, to continue to (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. Additionally, the joint subcommittee shall establish work groups to explore issues, existing state policies and programs, and potential recommendations or solutions to address problems related to substance abuse prevention, substance abuse treatment services, use of evidence-based practices, and other pertinent topics. The joint subcommittee is authorized to hold four meetings during the 2009 interim and four meetings during the 2010 interim, and shall submit a report to the Division of Legislative Automated Services each year. Read the Bill »


03/06/2009: Passed the Senate


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 093214232
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Rules
01/26/2009Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/30/2009Reported from Rules with substitute
01/30/2009Committee substitute printed 097308232-S1
02/02/2009Reading waived (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Read second time
02/03/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2009Committee substitute agreed to 097308232-S1
02/03/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SJ318S1
02/04/2009Read third time
02/04/2009Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/11/2009Placed on Calendar
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Rules
02/16/2009Assigned Rules sub: Studies
02/19/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting
02/23/2009Reported from Rules (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Passed by for the day
02/26/2009Taken up
02/26/2009Amendment by Delegate Nutter agreed to
02/26/2009Engrossed by House as amended
02/26/2009Agreed to by House with amendment (95-Y 0-N)
02/26/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009House amendment rejected by Senate
02/26/2009House insisted on amendment
02/26/2009House requested conference committee
02/26/2009Senate acceded to request
02/26/2009Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2009Delegates: Nutter, O'Bannon, Mathieson
02/26/2009Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2009Senators: Hanger, Puckett, Locke
02/28/2009Conference substitute printed 094224232-S2
02/28/2009Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/28/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Conference report agreed to by Senate by voice vote
03/06/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ318ER)