Schedule II, III, IV, and V drugs; adds various controlled substances to list. (HB953)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Schedule II, Schedule III, Schedule IV, and Schedule V drugs. Adds tapentadol to Schedule II; boldione, desoxymethyltestosterone (madol), and 19-nor-4,9(10)-androstadeienedione (estra-4,9(10)-diene-3,17-dione) to Schedule III; fospropofol to Schedule IV, and lacosamide to Schedule V of the drug control act.   Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103291D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/24/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB953)
01/25/2010Impact statement from VCSC (HB953)
01/26/2010Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2010Read first time
01/28/2010Read second time and engrossed
01/29/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
01/29/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB953)
02/01/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2010Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/18/2010Rereferred from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2010Rereferred to Finance
02/23/2010Rereferred from Fin. (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2010Rereferred to Courts of Justice
03/01/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2010Read third time
03/03/2010Reading of amendment waived
03/03/2010Committee amendment agreed to
03/03/2010Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/03/2010Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2010Placed on Calendar
03/05/2010Senate amendment rejected by House (2-Y 97-N)
03/05/2010VOTE: --- REJECTED (2-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Senate insisted on amendment (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Senate requested conference committee
03/10/2010House acceded to request
03/10/2010Conferees appointed by House
03/10/2010Delegates: Jones, Morgan, Spruill
03/11/2010Conferees appointed by Senate
03/11/2010Senators: Lucas, Howell, Quayle
03/13/2010Passed by temporarily
03/13/2010Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/13/2010Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/13/2010Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/13/2010Conference report agreed to by House (94-Y 1-N)
03/13/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (94-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/22/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB953ER)
03/22/2010Signed by Speaker
03/25/2010Signed by President
03/30/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB953ER)
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 423 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0423)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.