Drug recognition experts; law-enforcement officer be trained by Department of Forensic Science. (HB1087)

Introduced By

Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Drug Recognition Experts.  Provides that in any trial for a violation of Article 1 ( 18.2-247 et seq.) of Chapter 7 of Title 18.2 (drug offenses) involving cocaine or heroin, any law-enforcement officer shall be permitted to testify as to the results of any field test approved as accurate and reliable by the Department of Forensic Science regarding whether or not any substance, the identity of which is at issue, is cocaine or heroin and provides that any law-enforcement officer who performs drug field tests shall be trained as a Drug Recognition Expert by the Department of Forensic Science. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102493D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/25/2010Subcommittee recommends striking from docket
02/16/2010Left in Courts of Justice