Methamphetamine precursors; sale and tracking, penalties. (HB1161)

Introduced By

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst) with support from co-patrons Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna), and Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Methamphetamine precursors; sale and tracking; penalties.  Requires the Department of State Police to enter into a memorandum of understanding to establish the Commonwealth's participation in a real-time electronic recordkeeping and monitoring system for the nonprescription sale of ephedrine or related compounds. Most pharmacies and retail distributors will be required to enter nonprescription sales of ephedrine or related compounds into the electronic system. The bill retains the existing sales limit of no more than 3.6 grams of ephedrine or related compounds per day per individual retail customer and no more than 9 grams per 30-day period. The bill is effective January 1, 2013. Amends § 18.2-265.18, § 18.2-265.6, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 01/16/2012 Committee
  • 01/16/2012 Presented and ordered printed 12103469D
  • 01/16/2012 Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
  • 01/24/2012 Referred from Health, Welfare and Institutions
  • 01/24/2012 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 01/25/2012 Impact statement from DPB (HB1161)
  • 01/27/2012 Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
  • 01/30/2012 Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
  • 02/03/2012 Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/07/2012 Read first time
  • 02/08/2012 Read second time and engrossed
  • 02/09/2012 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
  • 02/09/2012 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/10/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/10/2012 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 02/20/2012 Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/21/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/22/2012 Read third time
  • 02/22/2012 Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/27/2012 Enrolled
  • 02/27/2012 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1161ER)
  • 02/27/2012 Impact statement from DPB (HB1161ER)
  • 02/27/2012 Signed by Speaker
  • 02/28/2012 Signed by President
  • 03/13/2012 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 252 (effective 7/1/13)
  • 03/13/2012 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0252)


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 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB294.