Substance Abuse Recovery Support Services Grant Program; established, report. (HB271)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Substance Abuse Recovery Support Services Grant Program established.  Establishes the Substance Abuse Recovery Support Services Grant Program to provide grants to recovery support services providers in the Commonwealth. The bill requires the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to annually issue a request for proposals for grants to providers of recovery support services in the Commonwealth and to convene a work group of stakeholders, including providers of recovery support services, to develop the request for proposals and to evaluate applications and determine awards of grants and the amount of such awards.

The bill also requires the Auditor of Public Accounts to administer an operational and programmatic performance audit focusing on the agencies providing public substance abuse prevention and treatment services in the Commonwealth for the purpose of providing a cost savings assessment of public substance abuse services in the Commonwealth and providing information to the Governor and the General Assembly related to opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness and implement cost savings measures in the delivery of public substance abuse prevention and treatment services in the Commonwealth, with a focus on potential improvements resulting from inclusion of private and nonprofit providers of recovery support and peer support services. Any monetary savings realized from the implementation of recommendations of the performance audit shall be applied to the Substance Abuse Recovery Support Services Grant Program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100036D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/16/2012Assigned HWI sub: #2
01/17/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
01/17/2012Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/19/2012Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (17-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/19/2012Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
01/30/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB271)
02/06/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/08/2012Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2012Committee substitute printed 12104487D-H1
02/10/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Read second time
02/13/2012Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee amendment rejected
02/13/2012Appropriations Committee substitute agreed to 12104487D-H1
02/13/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB271H1
02/14/2012Read third time and passed House (98-Y 2-N)
02/14/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2012Referred to Committee on Finance
02/22/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB271H1)
02/28/2012Reported from Finance (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Read third time
03/01/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB271ER)
03/07/2012Signed by Speaker
03/08/2012Signed by President
03/12/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB271ER)
04/09/2012Governor's recommendation received by House
04/17/2012Placed on Calendar
04/18/2012House concurred in Governor's recommendation (96-Y 0-N)
04/18/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/2012Reenrolled bill text (HB271ER2)
04/18/2012Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/2012Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 752 (effective 7/1/12)
04/18/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0752)


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.