Controlled substances; unlawfully obtaining or attempting to obtain, report required. (HB1166)

Introduced By

Del. Bud Phillips (D-Castlewood) with support from co-patron Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unlawfully obtaining or attempting to obtain controlled substances; report required.  Provides that it shall be a Class 1 misdemeanor for any person to knowingly or intentionally deceive a prescriber in order to obtain a controlled substance or prescription for a controlled substance, or to fail to disclose to a prescriber from whom the person obtains or attempts to obtain a controlled substance or prescription for a controlled substance that the person has received the same or a similar controlled substance or a prescription for the same or a similar controlled substance within the previous 30 days. The bill requires any person authorized to prescribe, dispense, or administer controlled substances, who has reason to believe that a person has failed to make the required report, to report the incident to the local law-enforcement agency within three business days, and provides that persons making a report to a law-enforcement agency shall be immune from civil liability. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101222D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/01/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/03/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Committee substitute printed 10104901D-H1
02/08/2010Read first time
02/09/2010Read second time
02/09/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104901D-H1
02/09/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1166H1
02/10/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/10/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2010Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/18/2010Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2010Read third time
02/22/2010Reading of amendment waived
02/22/2010Committee amendment agreed to
02/22/2010Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/22/2010Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2010Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2010Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2010Placed on Calendar
02/24/2010Senate amendment agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/24/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1166ER)
03/02/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1166ER)
03/02/2010Signed by Speaker
03/03/2010Signed by President
03/29/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 185 (effective 7/1/10)
03/29/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0185)


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 40 seconds.