Drug analogs, prohibited; Board of Pharmacy may regulate, prohibition on sale, civil penalty. (HB1103)

Introduced By

Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prohibited drug analogs; Board of Pharmacy may regulate; prohibition on sale; civil penalty. Authorizes the Board of Pharmacy to add substances that are considered prohibited drug analogs through an expedited regulatory process. A "prohibited drug analog" is defined as a substance that the Board has determined to have or is represented or intended to have a stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic effect on the central nervous system that is substantially similar to or greater than the stimulant, depressant, or hallucinogenic effect on the central nervous system of tetrahydrocannibinol or a controlled substance. The bill provides that any person that sells, gives, or distributes a prohibited drug analog is civilly liable to law enforcement for the actual expenses incurred by law enforcement to purchase the prohibited drug analog and is subject to a civil penalty of $1,000 for a first offense, $2,000 for a second offense, and $5,000 for a third or subsequent offense. If the expenses and civil penalty are not paid within 30 days of the judgment, any license or registration to conduct business of the person or entity liable shall be suspended. Upon conviction of a third offense, such license or registration to conduct business shall be forfeit. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2014Presented and ordered printed 14103498D
01/10/2014Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2014Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1
01/28/2014Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2015
01/30/2014Continued to 2015 in Health, Welfare and Institutions