Methamphetamine precursors; sale and tracking, penalties. (SB294)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103470D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2012Committee substitute printed 12104362D-S1
01/20/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2012Incorporates SB14
01/23/2012Read second time
01/23/2012Reading of substitute waived
01/23/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104362D-S1
01/23/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB294S1
01/24/2012Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB294S1)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/2012Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2012Read second time
02/20/2012Passed by for the day
02/21/2012Read third time
02/21/2012Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-0Y 0-N)
02/21/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB294ER)
02/23/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB294ER)
02/23/2012Signed by President
02/23/2012Signed by Speaker
03/07/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 160 (effective 1/1/13)
03/07/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0160)


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: HB1161.