Methadone clinics; location near schools and day care centers, exemptions for existing facilities. (SB117)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/30/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14
12/30/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102100D
12/30/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/09/2014Rereferred from Education and Health (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/09/2014Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/10/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB117)
01/15/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/20/2014Read second time
01/20/2014Reading of amendment waived
01/20/2014Committee amendment agreed to
01/20/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended SB117E
01/20/2014Printed as engrossed 14102100D-E
01/21/2014Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
01/24/2014Placed on Calendar
01/24/2014Read first time
01/24/2014Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/29/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB117E)
02/13/2014Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2014Read second time
02/17/2014Read third time
02/17/2014Committee amendments agreed to
02/17/2014Engrossed by House as amended
02/17/2014Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/17/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2014Passed by temporarily
02/19/2014House amendments agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/21/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB117ER)
02/21/2014Signed by Speaker
02/23/2014Signed by President
02/24/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB117ER)
03/05/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 173 (effective 7/1/14)
03/05/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0173)


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 20 seconds.