Methamphetamine manufactory; penalty for allowing minor under age 15, etc., to be present. (HB1816)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City) with support from co-patrons Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol), and Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Allowing child or incapacitated person to be present in methamphetamine manufactory; penalty. Provides that any person 18 years of age or older who knowingly allows a child or mentally incapacitated or physically helpless person to be present in the same dwelling, apartment, unit of a hotel, garage, shed, or vehicle (i) during the manufacture or attempted manufacture of methamphetamine or (ii) where there are present, with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, at least two of the components of methamphetamine manufacture is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not less than 10 nor more than 40 years. Currently the prohibition applies only to a child in care or custody of the miscreant and does not punish for the presence of the child when the components of manufacture can be found in the residence or other specified place. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101031D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/09/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB1816)
01/10/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB1816)
01/22/2013Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/23/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
01/23/2013Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/25/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Committee substitute printed 13104551D-H1
01/25/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB1816H1)
01/29/2013Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
01/31/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/01/2013Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Read second time
02/04/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104551D-H1
02/04/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1816H1
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/05/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Committee substitute printed 13105228D-S1
02/13/2013Rereferred to Finance
02/14/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB1816S1)
02/18/2013Reported from Finance with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Read third time
02/20/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/20/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105228D-S1
02/20/2013Reading of amendment waived
02/20/2013Committee amendment agreed to
02/20/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB1816S1
02/20/2013Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Placed on Calendar
02/21/2013Senate substitute with amendment rejected by House 13105228D-S1 (1-Y 94-N)
02/21/2013VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 94-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Senate insisted on substitute with amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Senate requested conference committee
02/21/2013House acceded to request
02/21/2013Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2013Senators: Garrett, Edwards, Stuart
02/21/2013Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2013Delegates: Kilgore, Garrett, Bulova
02/23/2013Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2013Conference report agreed to by House (90-Y 0-N)
02/23/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (90-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1816ER)
03/04/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB1816ER)
03/04/2013Signed by President
03/05/2013Signed by Speaker
03/06/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1816ER)
03/20/2013Governor's recommendation received by House
03/20/2013Governor's substitute printed 13105632D-H2
03/28/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB1816H2)
04/02/2013Placed on Calendar
04/03/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 743 (effective 7/1/13)
04/03/2013House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 1-N)
04/03/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/03/2013Reenrolled bill text (HB1816ER2)
04/03/2013Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/03/2013Signed by President as reenrolled
04/03/2013Enacted, Chapter 743 (effective 7/1/13)
04/03/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0743)
04/08/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB1816ER2)


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.