Methamphetamine lab cleanup costs; localities may charge for reimbursement. (HB848)

Introduced By

Del. Joseph Johnson (D-Abingdon) with support from co-patrons Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell), Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol), and Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Methamphetamine lab clean-up costs; reimbursement of localities.  Allows localities to provide by ordinance that any person who is convicted of an offense for manufacture of methamphetamine shall be liable to the locality for the localitys expense in cleaning up any methamphetamine lab. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100084D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/17/2012Assigned CC & T sub: #2
01/26/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
01/27/2012Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2012Read first time
01/31/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/01/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2012Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/28/2012Reported from Local Government with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2012Committee substitute printed 12105731D-S1
03/01/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Read third time
03/02/2012Reading of substitute waived
03/02/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105731D-S1
03/02/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB848S1
03/02/2012Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2012Placed on Calendar
03/06/2012Senate substitute rejected by House 12105731D-S1 (2-Y 97-N)
03/06/2012VOTE: REJECTED (2-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2012Passed by temporarily
03/07/2012Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2012Senate requested conference committee
03/08/2012House acceded to request
03/08/2012Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2012Senators: Ruff, Carrico, Favola
03/08/2012Conferees appointed by House
03/08/2012Delegates: Johnson, Ingram, Orrock
03/09/2012Conference report agreed to by House (92-Y 0-N)
03/09/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (92-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2012Conference substitute printed 12106113D-H1
03/10/2012Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/15/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB848ER)
03/15/2012Signed by Speaker
03/16/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB848ER)
03/17/2012Signed by President
04/04/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 517 (effective 7/1/12)
04/04/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0517)


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.