Methadone clinics; location near schools and day care centers, exemptions for existing facilities. (HB722)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Location of methadone clinics near schools and day care centers; exemptions for existing facilities and providers. Provides that licensed providers of methadone treatment that are exempt from restrictions regarding proximity to a school or day care center do not retain the exemption when relocating an existing facility or establishing a new facility. Amends § 37.2-406, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101934D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/10/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB722)
01/17/2014Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/23/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting
01/30/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/04/2014Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2014Read first time
02/06/2014Read second time
02/06/2014Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2014Engrossed by House as amended HB722E
02/06/2014Printed as engrossed 14101934D-E
02/07/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/20/2014Rereferred from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2014Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/24/2014Reported from Courts of Justice (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/26/2014Read third time
02/26/2014Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB722E)
03/03/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB722ER)
03/03/2014Signed by Speaker
03/05/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB722ER)
03/06/2014Signed by President
03/31/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 415 (effective 7/1/14)
03/31/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0415)


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 2 minutes.