Seized drugs and paraphernalia; forfeiture to law enforcement. (HB186)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake), Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Scott Taylor (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)


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 »


Bill Has Passed


12/23/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102443D
12/23/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2014Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/13/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/20/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2014Committee substitute printed 14104208D-H1
01/20/2014Incorporates HB481
01/21/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB186H1)
01/21/2014Incorporates HB481
01/22/2014Read first time
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB186H1)
01/23/2014Read second time
01/23/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104208D-H1
01/23/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB186H1
01/24/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
01/24/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/10/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2014Committee substitute printed 14104780D-S1
02/11/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB186S1)
02/11/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2014Read third time
02/12/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/12/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104780D-S1
02/12/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB186S1
02/12/2014Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/13/2014Placed on Calendar
02/14/2014Senate substitute agreed to by House 14104780D-S1 (93-Y 0-N)
02/14/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (93-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB186ER)
02/18/2014Signed by Speaker
02/19/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB186ER)
02/20/2014Signed by President
03/03/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 99 (effective 7/1/14)
03/03/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0099)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.