Dextromethorphan Distribution Act; penalty. (SB213)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Dextromethorphan Distribution Act; penalty. Provides that no pharmacy or retail distributor may knowingly or intentionally sell or distribute a product containing dextromethorphan (a cough suppressant found in many over-the-counter medications) to a minor and that no minor may knowingly and intentionally purchase such product. A violation is punishable by a $50 civil penalty. The bill also provides that a person who distributes or possesses with the intent to distribute unfinished dextromethorphan is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101487D
01/03/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB213)
01/20/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/20/2014Committee substitute printed 14103938D-S1
01/20/2014Rereferred to Finance
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB213)
01/31/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB213S1)
02/04/2014Reported from Finance (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2014Read second time
02/06/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14103938D-S1
02/06/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB213S1
02/07/2014Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2014Placed on Calendar
02/12/2014Read first time
02/12/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2014Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/14/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 4-N)
02/17/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (17-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2014Read second time
02/20/2014Passed by for the day
02/21/2014Passed by for the day
02/24/2014Read third time
02/24/2014Committee amendments agreed to
02/24/2014Engrossed by House as amended
02/24/2014Passed House with amendments (79-Y 20-N)
02/24/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (79-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2014House amendments agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N)
02/28/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB213ER)
02/28/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB213ER)
03/03/2014Signed by Speaker
03/03/2014Signed by President
03/27/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 362 (effective 1/1/15)
03/27/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0362)


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 1 minute.