Drugs and paraphernalia; may be forfeited to law-enforcement agency for research and training. (HB1631)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Drugs and paraphernalia forfeited to law enforcement. Provides that seized drugs and drug paraphernalia, the lawful possession of which is not established or the title to which cannot be ascertained, may be forfeited to a law-enforcement agency for research and training purposes. Current law limits such forfeiture to the Department of Forensic Science for research and training purposes. Read the Bill »


02/13/2013: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/07/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101528D
01/07/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2013Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/11/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
01/16/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2013Committee substitute printed 13103912D-H1
01/18/2013Read first time
01/21/2013Read second time
01/21/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13103912D-H1
01/21/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1631H1
01/22/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/22/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/23/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2013Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)


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 55 seconds.