Pharmacists; compounding of drugs for use in executions. (SB1393)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield) with support from co-patrons Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria), and Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Pharmacists; compounding of drugs for use in executions. Empowers the Director of the Department of Corrections to make and enter into contracts with an external entity to compound the drugs necessary to carry out execution by lethal injection. The bill also ensures that information relating to the identity of the entity compounding drugs for use in executions and all documents related to the execution process are confidential, exempt from the Freedom of Information Act, and not subject to discovery or introduction as evidence in a civil proceeding except for good cause shown. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/22/2015Presented and ordered printed 15101495D
01/22/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/26/2015Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/03/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1393)
02/05/2015Reported from Education and Health with substitute (10-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Committee substitute printed 15104449D-S1
02/05/2015Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/09/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (7-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Committee substitute printed 15104935D-S2
02/10/2015Read second time
02/10/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2015Committee substitute rejected 15104449D-S1
02/10/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104935D-S2
02/10/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1393S2
02/10/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Passed Senate (23-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2015Placed on Calendar
02/12/2015Read first time
02/12/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2015Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/16/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1393S2)
02/16/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 2-N)
02/20/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (12-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Read second time
02/24/2015Read third time
02/24/2015Committee amendment agreed to
02/24/2015Amendment by Delegate LeMunyon rejected
02/24/2015Defeated by House (42-Y 56-N)
02/24/2015VOTE: DEFEATED (42-Y 56-N) (see vote tally)


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 minutes.