Methamphetamine laboratory; if presence of lab in same place as child, etc. person guilty of felony. (HB596)

Introduced By

Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville) with support from co-patrons Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), and Del. Nick Rush (R-Christiansburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Presence of meth lab in same place as child, mentally incapacitated person, or physically helpless person; penalty.  Provides that any adult who knowingly allows a child or a mentally incapacitated or physically helpless person to be present in the same dwelling, apartment, unit of a hotel, garage, shed, or vehicle where the components for manufacture or attempted manufacture of methamphetamine are present is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not less than 10 nor more than 40 years, five years of which shall be a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment. Current law provides for enhanced punishment for the manufacture of methamphetamine in the presence of a child and omits the mandatory minimum term of imprisonment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100590D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB596)
01/20/2012Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/25/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
01/25/2012Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2012Committee substitute printed 12104598D-H1
02/03/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/2012Incorporates HB717
02/06/2012Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/06/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB596H1)
02/10/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/20/2012Left in Appropriations